3519 County Road J.
Bonnie and Roxy Huebscher
Roger, Eugene & Allen Peters
Sharon and Clarence Krueger
Edward Bloom & Helen Zoeller
contributed by: Terry Hornick
School Building Remodeled and Redecorated
Contributed by Dorothy Hagemann
It was in the height of the Great World Depression of the 1930's that many old, tired and worn schools were remodeled and upgraded, lacking the funds to rebuild. Brookside was one community with a strong emphasis on education. Even in these hardest of times, great pride was taken in giving the best possible for the next generation.
Brookside state graded school, located on
highway 41 in the joint district between Pensauikee and Abrams, is one
of the state graded schools in the county which as undergone a complete
transformation in the past two years.
In 1934, the wooden structure was completely remodeled, repainted and redecorated. The building was raised and a basement was built under the entire structure. One part of the basement is now a large recreation room where the students enjoy their social parties. The walls throughout the building have been replastered and electric lights were installed. The front of the building was rebuilt, and during the past summer it was repainted.
Forty-one students are in attendance at the school, 22 of whom are in the upper grades, and 19 in the. lower. Miss Thelma Parkinson of this city, who is principal and teacher of the upper grades, is at Brookside for her first year. Formerly she taught at state graded schools in Suring village and in the township of Little River.
Teaching the lower grades is Miss Bernice Krueger, who prior to her work at Brookside was at Little Suamico and Morgan central. Both Miss Parkinson and Miss Krueger are graduates of the Oconto Falls training school.
School board members in the district are Louis Erdman, Albert Beckendorf and Albert Falk, all of Abrams, R. 1.
Students of "the Brookside state
graded school are " pictured in front
of their school building. They are,
reading from left to right:
Ruby Moody, Hollie
Second row: Betty Beckendorf,
Third row: Robert Johnston,
absent when the picture was
by: Larry Grady