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Franklin No. 5, Volney School
Section 13, Franklin twp., Village of Volney
The Methodist church building in Volney was
used as a school-house about 1865, the schoolhouse being
built about 1877. By that time the church was in
disrepair, so the school was used for church services
until a new church was built in 1890. The school building
was in use until the early 1950's.
unless otherwise credited the following was contributed by Cindy (Maust) Smith
On Friday afternoon Gregg Peters, teacher
of Volney school, brought the kittenball team to the Red
School, where a kittenball game took place that was very
interesting and exciting. Both teams were quite evenly
matched, but the Red School team was a little the best
and won the contest.
Sunday, Oct. 1st, was a perfect setting for a reunion
of former pupils of Franklin #5 School and members of the
Volney Church. A delicious potluck was served cafeteria
style at noon followed by a sing-a-long, prayers and
meditation led by Rev. Brown. Rev Curtis Webster, former
teacher at Volney, gave a talk on
"Reminiscing." The rest of the afternoon was
spent in visiting.