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Warren County Local History by Dallas Bogan

Warren County School News In The Year 1929

Dallas Bogan on 19 September 2004
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Warren County School News of Thursday, April 25, 1929


Utica twins, Donald and Dorothy Runyan, have just completed eight years without missing a single day of school. Noah Newman, of the sixth grade, has missed only one day in six years.
Miss Zelda Barnhart was absent from school the previous week because of illness.
The seventh grade boys were busy testing good seed corn. Lauther Wood had the most complete tested, which shows he will make a real farmer.


The Morrow baseball team lost to Lebanon the previous Tuesday 9 to 5 at the Lebanon ball diamond.
Senior members of the ninety club were: Gladys Tudor, 95.5; Hallie Whitaker, 94; Edna Whitaker, 91; Rhoda Lewis, 90; Evelyn Lehr, 90; and Ruby Olaney, 90.
Junior members were: Evelyn Lewis, 95; Alberta Parker, 95; Norma Buchanan, 93; and Mildred Hofer, 92.
Sophomore members were; Thad Hollon, 95; Ruth A. Slack, 93; and Glenna Harper, 92.
Freshmen members were: Eleanor Whitacre, 94; Vivian Bowling, 93; Grace Hofer, 93; and Helen Garrison, 93.
Eighth grade members were: Ramona Hizar, 93; and Bessie Haney, 90.


The Maineville schools closed the following Friday. Each room took part in special programs. Several piano solos, recitations and dialogue were given.
Thirty-two 8th grade pupils from Hamilton Township took the State examinations the previous Monday.
The 7th and 8th grades enjoyed a picnic dinner in their room the preceding Friday. The table was loaded with good things to eat, and the youngsters in full order ingested it. Desert consisted of ice cream and cake.


June Rainey was absent the first three days of the previous week because of an attack of tonsillitis. The three Nezezon children left school and removed to Middletown. The enrollment was decreased to nineteen, the smallest number in two years.
A new schedule was to go into effect the previous Monday, it being designated for Bible study. Tuesday, singing; Wednesday, reading; Thursday, health exercises; and Friday, singing.
The eighth grade students reportedly made good grades on their final tests.


Rebecca Dunham, a freshman from Waynesville, visited the school Tuesday afternoon. Mamie Doughman was absent all last week because of sickness. Etta May Doughman was absent four days because of illness.
Louise Drake, leader of the Friday morning exercise, furnished a very interesting program of songs, recitations, readings, etc. Joe Corwin and Lois Revenaugh sang, "My Blue Heaven." Ruth Corwin also sang a solo, "Juanita." Jean Corwin, Randolph Corwin, Lois Revenaugh, Helen Revenaugh, Laurine Cochran, Marjorie Doughman, Louise Drake, Berneda Morgan, Leota Marlatt, and Katherine Lollar have neither been absent nor tardy for the whole school year.

Spring Hill

Visitors attending the Spring Hill school for the week were: Mrs. Howard Binkley and son, Carelton; Mrs. Grace Plymire and Mrs. Emma Plymire. Mrs. Grace Plymire, a visitor, won the ciphering class on the previous Friday afternoon.

Washington School

Those receiving grades of 100 every day the previous week were: Virginia and Karlene Vencill, Helena Shroll, Junior Sparks, James Hollingshead, Mildred Dietrich, Opal Jean Henderson, Gayle Hickman, Ludolph and Virginia Vincell, Helen and Howard Shroll, Helen Milton, Carl Cox, Frank and Afteel Graham, and Lewis Ross.

Lebanon High School

The Academic Juniors were in charge of the Assembly Friday morning. Elizabeth Booth led devotions. Rebecca Bangham presented a voice solo accompanied at the piano by Miriam Fisher.
Hugh Fee spoke on the musical instruments of Scotland. He demonstrated his talk by playing a bagpipe. The singing of "Onward Lebanon" closed assembly.

Oak Ridge

The Oak Ridge school was dismissed the previous Friday and the teacher, Miss Carrie Smith, gave the children a treat of ice cream while the patrons furnished the dinner. Quite a crowd of Morrow high school students was present.

Warren County School News of Thursday, May 2, 1929.


Elections of officers in the "Good Citizens" the previous Friday were: Gladys Edington, President; Dorothy Thompson, Judge; Cristena Brown, Captain; Della Slusher, Librarian; Edwin Miller, Secretary; and Arabella Rainey, Good English Captain.
Charlie Harris was in charge of the entertainment for the month and prepared a good program of recitations, exercises, and a program pertaining to Arbor Day for Friday afternoon.
A wind storm the previous Thursday created quite an excitement at school when it crashed in five panels of glass. No other damage was done.
Cristena Brown and George Edington each celebrated birthdays the previous week.

Oak Grove

Donald Volkerding and Albert Romohr visited the school the previous week.
The pupils completed several of their books and are now reviewing for final examinations.
The school was presented with a new flag by the school board.


Foster's boys were defeated in a baseball game on April 19 at Twenty-Mile Stand by a score of 11 to 10.
A most exciting event happened the prior Tuesday when some of the girls discovered a big black snake coiled upon a tree near by them. Upon hearing the screams of the girls, Mrs. Dye rushed to the rescue. She, however, proved to be as much frightened as they.
Howard Longenbrunner heard the screaming and was the first boy to reach the scene. He took the club, which Mrs. Dye had lost her nerve to use, and soon put an end to the "serpent." When the other boys heard of the "murder," they were heard to remark, "the poor snake shouldn't have been killed! They never hurt anything"!


Jean Corwin, a first grade student, fell at school the past Wednesday, cutting her lip so badly that it necessitated a stitch to close the wound.
Leo West, Randolph Corwin, Leota Marlatt and Ruth Corwin were the top athletes in the school.
Most classes have completed the year's assignments and are preparing for the final examinations.
The desk of the teacher has been filled with a beautiful array of spring flowers.


Afteel and Frank Graham were absent from school the present week because of a serious illness of their grandfather in Kentucky.
Cecil Lakes was a visitor on Monday afternoon.
Those receiving 100 every day last week in spelling were: Mildred and Kathleen Dietrich; Virginia, Karlene and Ludolph Vencill; Helena Shroll, Gayle Hickman, Pearl Lakes, Nellie and Robert Brandenburg.
The pupils and teachers enjoyed a wiener roast Friday at noon.


Everyone was pleased that his or her work on Arbor Day was very successful. The schoolyard would prove an attractive and shady zone in the near future.
In accordance with their health plan a record of the days that the students brushed twice a day was recorded.

Lebanon High

The French Club enjoyed an "Indoor Picnic" on Tuesday evening, April 30, in the High School dining room.
The boys of the High School visited the industrial plants and factories of Lebanon the previous Tuesday afternoon as part of the "National Boys Week" program.
A short assembly was held Friday morning for the purpose of making announcements concerning final examinations, baseball and track. Coach Black gave a short talk about track practice.

(All the preceding was taken from The Western Star)

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