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East Hopewell School
East Hopewell School District No. 68 (Jt.)
There is not much known about this school. Early maps indicate the existence
of a school on N. 600 Rd. near the Johnson County line. It is believed it
was a Douglas County school until about 1900, when became joint with Johnson
County School District No. 70. In 1950 it became part of Baldwin School
District No. 92.
W.R. Parks was the teacher, according to the census records of 1897-98, with
two recorded board members A.C. Kendall and H.S. Crumrine. The enrollment is
shown as 27 students.
The next two school terms were by Jennie Armstrong and Ida Katherman.
Cora Elliot, A.C. Couch, Alma Watson, Bertha Green, Lena Brecheisen and
Mamie Dauberman were the teachers for the first decade of the twentieth
century. The school board members were Phil Gabriel, Clark Kendall and Jacob
Sophia Brecheisen taught the first four school terms, followed by Mae Knabe,
Lydia Kanzig, Anna Hammig and Inez Westerhouse. Anna Westerhouse, Gus
Gabriel and Mrs. Roger Stanley served on the school board.
Ethel Kindred, Alverna Kanzig, Georgianna Stanley, Nellie Hyland, Esther
Brecheisen and Esther Miller were the teachers through the term of 1924-25.
The school was disorganized in 1950, and became part of the Baldwin school
Located on the East side of the line, the 1873 Atlas shows the school as
Joint District 70. The original school house was still operating in the
1940s due to influx of students from Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant.
Believe it closed in 1946 The structure was moved from the property in the
early 1950s (photo).
East Hopewell School Class Picture about 1907
This is from the Baldwin Ledger dated December 15, 1922 regarding Hopewell
School and High Prairie School. The second attachment was also in the same
paper which lists the honor student at the high school
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