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Jasper / Missler School - Dist. #4

Records indicate that the Jasper school was organized November 7, 1885. The school was located in the NE/4 of the SE/4 of Section 26-T31-R29. Although the boundaries of the school district changed, and even the name of the towns changed, this school was the one stabilizing force around which this community existed.

Learn more about Jasper and Missler here.

Missler School 1912

An excerpt from the 1909 Plat Book shows the  location of the school. The gray dotted line marks Dist. #4.
Teachers of Jasper/Missler School:

Anna Bowen

1886/87

Tillie Turner

1890/91

W.G. Parks

1891/92

Jennie Kessler

1893/94

Lotta  Snyder

1893/94

Tillie Graves

1894

Almina Burgess

1905

Sue  Painter

1905-06

Maybelle Yount

1913-14

Oscar Perkins

1914-15

Bessie Osborne

1915-16

Mary K Boring

1916-17

Cora Henry

1917-18

Besse L Osborne

1917-18

Flossie Singley

1918-19

Letha Haskins

1918-19

Lois Gray

1919-20

Bessie Osborne

1919-20

Laura Smith

1920-21

Mrs. H M Kirchner

1921-22

Theodore McCampbell

1921-22

George R Wells

1922-23

Mary Norman

1922-24

Mary Conover

1923-24

Mabel Fettis

1924-25

Helen Holdeman

1924-25

Ed Hickey

1925-27

Mattie Boyd

1927-29

Vera Armstrong

1929-32

Viola Black

1932-35

Ruth Edwards

1935-37

Roberta Gulick

1937-39

Ida Eikermann Marrs

1939-40

Katherine Lyon

1940-42

Lucy Kauffman

1942-43

Anna Vogt

1943-44

Esther Moler

1944-46

Sir names of students that attended Jasper / Missler school over the years: Abbot, Anderson, Avery, Basinger, Beach, Berghaus, Bird, Black, Bulachford, Bunyard, Carlile, Casillas, Chase, Cook, Counts, Dickson, Dunlop, Elliott, Fahrenwald, Florez, Foote, Fotte, Greer, Gum, Hammar, Hays, Hernandez, Hickey, Hill, Hughes, Hurt, Jaqueso, Johnson, Kerns, Kilmer, Kirby, Lampe, Marshall, Martin, Massie, McCullough, Meyer, Miller, Nelson, Page, Peoples, Ragland, Ray, Reece, Reiss, Sefton, Southards, Steele, Turley, Valerio, Warkentin, Webb, Wilson, Woltje, and Woods.
District #4 became a part of District #77 January 5, 1946, and eventually part of Unified District 226 (Meade).

From the Arthur E. Bowen story:

Mr. Bowen relates an interesting early day incident that happened in February 1888. He was going to school at Rainbelt, later called Jasper, then Missler. He was fourteen years old at this time. The railroad was being constructed and it was quite an exciting time. The teacher dismissed school so that the children could go see the building of the railroad. Mr. Bowen's father hauled the teacher and all the school children, about fifteen, in his wagon. They drove to the big cut, about two or three miles east of Missler.

The two small engines which were at the rear of the train, had a whole train load of materials and a large force of men, perhaps one hundred fifty. The men would carry the ties to the front of the train, lay the loose rails and then spike them. The engineer would then run the flat car over that, to help settle and to extend the track. This procedure would be repeated over and over.

The children watched all afternoon. Of course, it was really great when the engineer asked them to come into the engine cab and ride a short distance.

Missler School early 1920's

April 4, 1919 - Eighth Grade Picnic

Missler School - 1914. The names written are: Lillian Bird, Laura Gum, Clark Bird, Lorene Bird, Dorothy Gum, Oscar Perkins, Teacher.

Tillie Turner, Teacher 1890-91. Courtesy of Betty Boyer Webb.

1945: 6th grade: Loren Reiss, 1st grade: Norman Reiss, Dean Hickey, Aletha Kilmer, 2nd grade: Norma Hickey. Esther Moler, Teacher. Courtesy of Aletha Kilmer. 1946: 2nd grade: Dean Hickey, Norman Reiss, 3rd grade: Norma Hickey, 2nd grade: Aletha Kilmer (arrow)--(two first grade girls unknown) Esther Moler, Teacher. Courtesy of Aletha Kilmer.
This 1015 souvenir folder show Oscar Perkins, Teacher at Missler School The picture was taken while Helen Holdeman was teacher in  1924-25. Courtesy of Norman Dye.

 

 

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