Postville Herald, Thursday, October 27, 1921,
Postville, Iowa, page 1
Health Crusader Chores is being actively taught in a
large number of the rural schools with the most splendid
results. The teachers who have not as yet taken up the
Health Crusade work in their schools, materials may be
obtained by writing to the Iowa T.B. Association, 518
Century Bldg., Des Moines, Iowa., and they will send
materials with detailed information relative to how the
work may be attractively taught.
Martha Kugel of Ludlow No.8 has given a very fine report
of what the pupils are doing along the lines of health.
All the pupils who Mrs. Gronlid found had physical
defects have had them corrected.
The pupils enjoy doing the Health Chores, each day,
because they believe that it makes for better health and
happiness and in a short time they will be 100 percent
Mrs. Hopkins of Ludlow No.2 has given a similar report.
The pupils are doing splendid work because they believe
health keeping and doing makes for a better chance to do
more efficient work.
Our Health Code
A good American tries to gain and keep his health.
1. Morning, noon and night I will clean my teeth.
2. I will breathe pure air.
3. I will breathe pure air, chew slowly and thoroughly.
4. I will drink plenty of pure water.
5. I will think happy thoughts.
6. I will sleep at least 10 hours each night.
7. I will always remember to be a true, loyal citizen;
therefore I must keep a pure mind and a pure body.
8. Cleanliness is the key note.
H. Gronlid, county nurse
Notes from Ludlow No. 8
Postville Herald, Thursday, November
29, 1934, Postville, Iowa, page 7
Hallowe'en the children presented a short program after
which games, stunts and contests were enjoyed. Each pupil
received a mask and a bag containing peanuts, apples,
popcorn balls, and marshmallows. We roasted the latter on
the the lot adjoining the playground. Little LaVon Opfer
was our guest of honor.
Those having the highest average for the second six weeks
are: Joan Kruger, 99; Roland Koehring and Leo Flage tied
for fourth place with an average of 94.
Our director Mr. Flage, donated an organ to our school.
We wish to express our appreciation.
Those receiving 100 in spelling this period are: Roland
Koehring, Ralph Shafer, Ralph Renne, Leon Letchford,
Reuben Adam and Irvin Flage. Those who have had a perfect
record so far this year are: Roland Koehring, Ralph
Shafer, Leon Letchford and Reuben Adam.
The following pupils received a half-holiday for being
neither absent nor tardy the past six weeks: Leo Flage,
Irvin Flage, Roland Koehring, Joan Kruger, Ralph Shafer
and Leon Letchford.
Our health contest ended this six weeks. Irvin Flage and
Ralph Shafer tied for first place and Albert Flage and
Roland Koehring tied for second.
The lower grades in manual training class are making a
sewing box for the girls and a handy box for the teacher.
Work has begun on a three-story birdhouse.
We now have nine pupils and our teacher on our dental
Albert Flage received a booklet for having read ten
Our bulletin board has been decorated for Thanksgiving.
The fifth grade has completed its transportation and poem
Visitors the past few weeks are: Mrs. Luebka, Lorna Mae
and LaVon Opfer.
Frances Thornton and Albert Flage are making wooden shoes
and a windmill for their Holland project.
Our teacher has been reading "The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn" for opening excercises.
Ludlow No.3 defeated us in a kittenball game Friday
afternoon. The score was 35 to 31. We expect to play them
again and also Ludlow No.5.
Our school is being used by the community for play
practice. Watch for the date of their play, "So
You're From Missouri."
Alice Wheat, teacher
School Notes from Ludlow No. 8
~Postville Herald, Thursday, February
28, 1935, Postville, Iowa, page 7
have now completed our fourth six weeks period. The
following pupils received a half-holiday for having been
neither absent nor tardy: Reuben Adam, Leo Flage, Roland
Koehring, Irvin Flage, Ralph Shafer and Albert Flage.
Leon Letchford, Ralph Shafer, Irvin Flage and Reuben
Shafer received bookmarks for six weeks of perfect
We had a short program on Lincoln's birthday. We found
the story, "The Face in the Horn - Book," in
the February issue of the Child Life very
We are working industriously on our pieces for the
declamatory contest. We are going to have a contest in
our own school first with three ladies of the district as
judges. The following selections will be given:
"The Peter Noster" - Ruth Shafer
"Somebody Did" - Joan Kruger
"Watching Papa Shave" - Leo Flage
"Dr. Johnson's Picture Cow" - Roland Koehring
"We Ain't Scared of Pa" - Ralph Shafer
"The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat" - Reuben
"Back to School" - Irvin Flage
"The Watermelon" - Reuben Adam
"The Owl and the Pussy Cat" - Albert Flage
We enjoyed our valentine party very much.
The new songs we have learned in music class are:
"My Banjo," "Lightly Row" and
"The Frog and the Mouse."
We have devoted our time in art classes this month to the
making of valentines and Lincoln and Washington booklets.
The fifth grade has been making a study of the edelweiss,
a small white flower which grows in Switzerland. Some
very good free hand drawings were made also.
Albert Flage, our only eighth grade pupil, wrote the
examinations in Waukon.
Roland Koehring and Reuben Shafer represented our school
at the township spelling contest. As our teacher was on
the committee, school was dismissed that afternoon at
Leo and Irvin Flage received a reward for having perfect
attendance for twenty-four months.
Joan Kruger received a spelling booklet for having one
hundred perfect spelling lessons.
Leon Letchford failed to make the turn while sliding down
Opfer's hill. He dashed over a ten foot embankment down
into the rock quarry. Although severly bruised he was
able to remain in school.
Irvin Flage, Ralph Shafer and Roland Koehring were exempt
in all the semester tests for having an average above
ninety so far this year. Reuben Adam and Joan Kruger had
to take only one test.
Irvin Flage has been suffering from a sprained wrist
which he received when he fell on the ice.
Mrs. Alice Duvel, teacher
Notes from Ludlow No. 8
Postville Herald, Thursday, October 3,
1935, Postville, Iowa, Page 6
pupils of Ludlow No. 8 started a new school year in a new
atmosphere. During the summer the school had been painted
inside and out, a new arrangement of furniture made, and
new framed pictures hung. We are now having a crusade
against dirt in an effort to keep our school house as
attractive as we found it.
we received our new books that we bought with a part of
our standard money, we spent one vocational period
filling our book case. Another of these periods was spent
making our notebooks attractive and in good order by
making index sheets for each study.
following were chosen as officers of our "Wide Awake
Club," President, Robert Koehring; vice president,
Ralph Schafer; secretary, Reuben Shafer; treasurer, Irvin
Flage; and news reporters, Joan Kruger and Ruth Shafer.
The diaries kept by our reporters help greatly in writing
bird attendance chart is progressing famously. One day
thirty-one different kinds of birds were seen.
are so proud of our butterfly collection that we bought a
new glass for the case.
outside activity this month was a hike, combined with a
study of birds and butterflies.
who had perfect attendance record are: Joan Kruger,
Roland Koehring, Ralph Schafer, Irvin and Lee Flage.
Everyone received at least one reading certificate, while
Ralph Schafer earned a spelling certificate that gave him
certificates enough to get a spelling pin. Roland
Koehring also earned a spelling certificate.
month we had several visitors, some who came especially
to see the new interior decorations; why don't you? We'd
enjoy having you. Come whenever you like. You're always
have worked hard. You ought to see our notebooks. But we
are going to work harder. Our new motto is "What is
worth doing, is worth doing well."
Notes from Ludlow No. 8
Postville Herald, Thursday, October 1,
1936, Postville, Iowa, page 7
Sept. 11th marked the close of our first six weeks of
school. If it had not been for our six week exams we
would have hardly realized that six weeks of our school
year have gone by.
We have enrollment of nine pupils. Eight of the pupils
earned perfect attendance certificates for the first
month. Ralph Renne, due to illness had to miss school.
Roland Koehring, Ralph Shafer and Irvin Flage also earned
perfect spelling certificates.
The pupils having an average of 90 or over for the first
six weeks are: Roland Koehring, Ralph Shafer, Irvin
Flage, Jean Shafer and Joan Kruger. We hope that more of
us will have our names on the honor roll next time.
In music we have learned one of our new choir songs
"The Slumber Boat." During our nature study
periods we have made bird booklets. In connection with
our hygiene work we have made health posters which are
now on the wall. We also have some very nice specimens of
free hand drawings.
On Friday, September 4th, teacher and pupils enjoyed a
hike in the neighboring bluffs. One day our teacher
surprised us all with a treat of watermelon which we
enjoyed very much.
We have had only one visitor, Leon Letchford, up to this
time. We like visitors and hope that we will have many
more this school year.
Edith Fiet, teacher