Judges of the Three District Courts Since 1887

On April 10, 1886, an act dividing the state into eighteen judicial districts was approved. Under its reorganization, the northwestern counties were arranged in the following districts:

Fourth District--Cherokee, O'Brien, Osceola, Lyon, Sioux, Plymouth, Woodbury, Harrison and Monona.

Other judges of the Fourth district have been: Anthony Van Wagenen, Rock Rapids, Lyon County, 1892-94.


Standardized Rural Schools

The standardized rural school law passed by the Thirty-eighth General Assembly marked a turning point in Iowa's educational policy, for it was the first time that the body had recognized the necessity and the desirability of extending direct financial aid and encouragement to the one-room rural school.

During the school year 1923-23 rural schools located in ninety-four counties were standardized.

County--Lyon--No. of Schools 9--6-Months Pupils 202.


Enrollment and Average Daily Attendance

Those matters which are most intimately related to the development of education in Northwestern Iowa have been traced, and of times, specific mention made of the useful participation of that section of the state in the general progress of institutions and measures in vital educational growth. The total enrollment in the ninety-nine counties of the state of those of school age, five to twenty-one years, was for the school year 1923-24, 561,873 and the average daily attendance, 449,391. The twenty counties of Northwestern Iowa covered by this history made the following showing:

County--Lyon--Enrollment--3,873--Average Daily--3,055.


Following are the Petit Jurors for the April term of Court, which convenes on the 8th:


John Reesy, Little Rock

J.S. Tumposky, Larchwood

W.S. Hart, Larchwood

Fred Alexander, Little Rock

Ed Tracy, Larchwood

Chas. Everett, Lester

Henry Moon, Rock Rapids

Henry Cuyan, Doon

L. Miller, Rock Rapids

M.H. Bahnson, Inwood

Henry McKee, Rock Rapids

J.J. Unhoefer, Alvord

Wm. Zorn, Doon

A.C. Burns, Larchwood

G.M. Dell, Alvord

W.D. Matthews, Doon

F. Tauseh, Rock Rapids

H. Schildt, Little Rock

Theodore Schultz, Doon

Will Marher, Ellsworth

E. Brown, Rock Rapids

H.J. Schneede, Alvord

P. Kook, Rock Rapids

T.J. McMains, Lester

Ed Wheaton, Rock Rapids

F. Hill, Rock Rapids

A.J. Apple, Rock Rapids

R.H. Spencer, Lester

Herman Johnson, George

Thos. Fitzgerald, Inwood

C.H. Smith, Rock Rapids

Tom Burgeson, Inwood

C.J. Locker, George

T.E. Wade, Rock Rapids

G.T. Nagle, Rock Rapids


Source: Northwestern Iowa Its History and Traditions 1804-1926 by Arthur F. Allen Volume 1 1927
Provided by Roseanna Zehner