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Ghosts of Holy Hill

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Ghosts of Holy Hill by Scott Hughes, August 18, 2017    When the winds began blowing cooler and the leaves changed color, jackets and flannels were once again donned and thoughts of Halloween and especially ghosts, began to form in our minds. We’d sit in class discussing previous trips to Holy Hill in search of the monster that was rumored… Read more »

Willow Spring School Class Pictures

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  Willow Spring SchoolHistory Transcribed and edited by Michael R. Reilly Updated 01/03/2006 Original Willow Spring stone schoolhouse – torn down in 1926 The Last Class atWillow Springs?     New School for WillowSpring in Menomonee     Construction to Begin soon. School Will then BecomeState Graded. Menomonee – Recently 105 of the voters of Willow Spring district in thistownship authorized the… Read more »

Main Street School: Sussex Graded School History

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Sussex Main Street School by Fred H.Keller, Sussex Village Historian, Living Sussex Sun, Posted: Oct. 6, 2009 12:50 p.m. Sussex Grade School, photo by Montgomery, Hartford, Wis. Postmark dated 1913. Mailed to Canby, Oregon. This school was destroyed by fire in 1921. A wrinkled, folded multi-class photo recently turned up mistakenly identified with a date of “about 1938,” but in… Read more »

School: Sussex Graded School History: Original No. 10 School District

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  Lisbon Township (Sussex), District No. 10 Graded School South St. (Maple Ave.) and Main St. Transcribed and Edited by Michael R. Reilly 9/17/2007 Updated 09/16/2007     The first school was organized in 1849 for Lisbon Township School DistrictNo. 10. A special meeting was held November 27, 1849 to get the ball rolling on the new school. By June 1,… Read more »

School: Sussex Graded School History

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  Sussex Graded School History transcribed and edited by Michael R. Reilly, Editor Updated 08/08/2009 History of School Revealed at New Building Dedication by Mrs. Ray Podolske Menomonee Falls News, September 1952     A fascinating history of early Sussex schools was unfolded as 200 persons assembled Tuesday night, September 23, for the dedication of the new $115,000 brick veneer solid… Read more »

Lisbon District No. 10  School History

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  Lisbon District No. 10 School History Compiled and Editedby Mike Reilly, January 2, 2006 Last updated 01/02/2006 Lisbon: School District No. 10 – Annette C. Purdy,Teacher/ 43 scholars. No schoolhouse site to speak of. The 27(?) x 9 house islocated on the street, bounded on the north by a blacksmith shop; on the east bya barnyard dog kennel; and… Read more »

Lisbon Plank Road School History & Reunion

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Nineteen years ago on Aug. 12, 1990, about 200 people attended the all-school reunion of the very first Town of Lisbon school, Lisbon Plank Road School that opened in 1841, (possibly 1839), and close in June 1951. Back then, there were approximately 110 to 125 alumni of the stone, one-room school house that today is a stone museum at Halquist… Read more »

North Lisbon School History & Reunion

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School began in 1845; third version now Town Hall By Fred Keller Sussex Sun,Posted: July 30, 2008 The Town of Lisbon came to be in October 1842 when the first pioneers staged an organizational meeting in a schoolhouse on Lisbon Road where the Halquist Stone Co. office is today . The community quickly turned from its founding to the building… Read more »

Plainview Elementary / Joint District #4 / Lisbon District #4 SchoolHistory

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Plainview School went through three incarnations By Fred Keller Sussex Sun, Retrospect, Posted: Sept. 24, 2008 Lisbon No. 4 School, known since 1920 as Plainview School, held an all-classes reunion Aug. 10 at the old Robert Bartlett farm, now the spacious Lisbon Community Park. The school opened in 1844 and closed in 1965. During that time, three buildings hosted the… Read more »

Lake Five Elementary, Lisbon District #3 School History

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  Lake Five Elementary, Lisbon District #3     Lake Five had a school house to cover a big enough area to serve enough children who needed schooling, plus the tax base to support a “free school.” The school which resulted was Lisbon No.3 School, a log cabin building organized in 1843. The initial class ranged from ages 4 to 20…. Read more »