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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.


Miscellaneous information
unless otherwise credited the following was contributed by Cindy (Maust) Smith


County Superintendent's School Notes


Miss Marie Everman has the contract to teach the Volney school commencing with the fall term.
~Postville Herald, Thursday, April 28, 1932, Postville, Iowa, Page 4

There will be a Christmas program at the Volney school on Wednesday morning, Dec. 21. Admission 10 and 15. A free lunch will be served. All are invited to attend.
Marie Everman, teacher
~Postville Herald, Thursday, December 15, 1932, Postville, Iowa, Page 4



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.
~Postville Herald, Thursday, October 5, 1933, Postville, Iowa, Page 6

1978 Reunion

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.

Mrs. George Rose was the oldest member present and Harley Cowell was the oldest member of the Volney School. Wayne Rose came the farthest to attend.

Those present were: Mrs. Florence Kurth Schiff, Mrs. Dorothy Blitz Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Koontz, Mrs. Mildred Decker, Mrs. Emma Fish, Mrs. Linda Sorum and Mrs. Earl Huffman of Rossville. George and Ruth Henderson Smith, Mrs. Bernice Rose Schlitter, Rev. Brown and David, Arlene Blunck, Jeff and Paul, Hamp and Velva Rose Stafford all of Monona. Helen Hefner Moore of Cedar Rapids and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Rose of Waterloo. Mrs. Forrest Henderson, Mrs. Stacia Rose Campbell and Ralph, Mrs. Wm. Smith, Clarence and Judy Smith Haberichter, Pam, Pat, Steve, and Jim, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dundee and sons and Willis and Mildred Carter Johanningmeier all of Volney. Mrs Ruth Webster and Rev. Curtis Webster and Mr. and Mrs. Harley Cowell of Postville and Mrs. George Rose of Waukon.

Mrs. Bernice Schlitter suggested the name of "Harvest Home Sunday," and we are hoping there will be a bigger and better reunion next year.

~Source: The Billboard, Thursday, October 5, 1978, Monona, IA, pg 3


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