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Rappel, Joseph J. / A centennial history of the Manitowoc County school districts and its public school system, 1848-1948
([1948])

Two Creeks,   pp. 204-207 PDF (1.7 MB)


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adjustable desks and seats. The playground, enlarged in the summer of 1946,
is ade-
quate enough to make ideal football and baseball fields.
    Two Creeks No. 2 has always had aggressive and progressive board members.
Among them we find the names of Geo. Taylor, Sr., Peter McMillan, Geo. Taylor,
Jr.,
W. A. Koch, F. A. Pfunder, and Charles Wascher serving from 1870 to 1900.
After
1900, we find such prominent men on the Board as Gust Eggert, August Last,
Werner
Schmoock, and Frank LeClair. Gust Eggert later became County Register of
Deeds
and County Abstractor, August Last and Werner Schmoock became town chairman,
and Frank LeClair became assemblyman in 1946. Former residents who became
im-
portant in the development of Two Rivers were the Schroeder brothers who
organized
the Schroeder Bros. department store and bank.
    The list of teachers is incomplete but those on record in the c6unty
office are
Richard Cody, Kate O'Donnell, John Mulholland, Floyd Benedict, .James Stitt,
E. A.
Benedict, James O'Hara, H. F. Arnemann, H. J. Westgate, John J. Gruber, and
Joseph
Konop. The first principal of the two room school was Alice Finch with Ora
Mc-
Millan the primary teacher in 1906. Most of the teachers before 1906 were
men and
their average stay was for one term. The district records show that out of
a total of
38 teachers before 1900, only E. A. Benedict remained more than one year.
Teachers
after 1906 who became prominent were Roy Ihlenfeldt, state supervisor of
schools;
Lillian Chloupek, county superintendent of schools; Amanda Heyroth, county
super-
vising tbacher; and Geo. Barthel, county superintendent of Kewaunee county.
    The district residents have always used their school for a gathering
place. Spell-
 ing bees, box socials, card parties, seasonal programs, and graduating exercises
have
 all taken place in the building. During the principalship of Roy Ihlenfeldt,
debating
 and parliamentary law societies were in vogue. Mr. Ihlenfeldt well remembers
the
 "hot" debates between Gust Eggert and August Last on such issues
as Concrete vs.
 Macadam Roads, Advantages of a Two Room vs. a Three Room School, and Woman
 Suffrage. In more recent years the school has become the meeting place for
Boy
 Scouts, farm organizations, and 4-H clubs.
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