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Class of 1947 has been witness to a lifetime of changes

October 17, 2011
Donna Uhlenkake - Guest Columnist , The Advertiser-Tribune

On the day after Labor Day, 1935, first-graders eagerly or anxiously began their school day as the last group of students to attend the red brick, one-room schoolhouses located throughout Eden Township. When the schools closed in May 1936, the era of one-room schools ended and the buildings became treasured memories. The only two-room, two-teacher school was located in Melmore to accommodate the larger student enrollment in or near Township School No. 10. Grades 1-4 occupied the first floor, grades 5-8 occupied the second floor, and a tower bell summoned students.



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