Elkhorn No. 4
School Daze Memories from former students and teachers!
~Memories written by former teacher, Blanche (Singer) Wiederholt
I started my teaching in 1945 in the one-room school of Elkhorn Township # 4. I had to room at one of the parents’ farm home, ½ mile away from the school, Mr. and Mrs. Weston Richardson. They provided room and board during the school year. As I had no transportation, I would walk to the school, rain or shine, unlock the school house and prepare for the day’s lessons. In cold weather I had to start the big round coal burning stove so it was warm when the students arrived and also put a tray of water on top of the stove for students to warm their containers of food they brought for the noon meal. My school director was Francis Stodden, who would keep the coal and water supplied and also pay my monthly check of around $100.00.
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