Sioux County -- West Branch No. 4
~the history of the school house building
West Branch Twp. #4
Harrison Ave & 420th Street
On one Halloween night, a neighbor noticed a huge fire. He called another neighbor and the two went to investigate. They found this school going up in flames. A windmill ladder had been set in the east side toilet window that hadn't burned yet, so it was arson. At the time of reorganization, the Sioux Center Public school had stored a lot of materials there, including books, desks, etc. So much was lost in the fire.
Information gathered by Jeanette VanGrootheest and Jennie DenBesten, Sioux Co.