Photo: Neillsville, Wis. Hiawatha Group Home
Contact: Virginia Elmhorst
Email: elmhorst@tds.net
 

Photo post card of the Hiawatha Group Home

Winnebago Benevolent Corporation, Neillsville, WI

"A treatment-oriented home for eight adolescent boys providing a transitional living experience into normal community life."

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Re: Photo: Neillsville Hiawatha Group Home
Contact: susan alle-gullikson
Email: ighsuesue@yahoo.com
 

My aunt (minerva viergutz) taught at this school.  I can't remember the dates, but I do have a picture of her with her class.  I'm going to have to find it so I can send you a copy.  Thanks, Susan

Re: Photo: Neillsville Hiawatha Group Home
Contact: Jeff Maybee
Email: maybee_jeff@hotmail.com
 

Sunburst Home

I too was there in the late 70`s.

The picture shown is the house across the highway from the old school.After almost 30 years the name eludes me. What I do remember is the main houseparents at the house at that time had a big ole timber wolf and the walkers were also there.

I started out in Gander Unit.

I still to this day remember the day Mr. English died from a massive heart attack in Love Unit which was 1 of the girls units.

Do they still have the ski lift rope....I almost broke my neck the 1st time I tried using that thing.

Mr.Sisco wouldnt happen to still be a teacher in the school would he.

Re: Photo: Neillsville Hiawatha Group Home
Contact: Kirk A Bolts Jr
Email: Gabisparents2002@yahoo.com
 

I was at Sunburst Youth Home 1975-1977 The house across the highway was Stehr Cottage I spent about year there until I moved across the Black River to the River Ranch which was a small horse farm would like to come in contact with people who were there from fall of 1975 to summer of 1977 which I graduated from there I remember the old 3 story building on grounds there use to be a rec center in the basement for all the kids to go to, Mr. Sisco was my teacher the time that I was there he was instrumental in getting me to get an education and getting me to graduate high school in my hometown in 1977. I remember the ski hill, as well as all the cottages, I use to work in the kitchen of the main bldg and washing dishes as well as delivering the lunch & dinner carts to all the cottages, here is what I can remember after 30+ yrs since, I would like to go back one day soon to visit, houseparents, there were the Carlsons from Wausau, WI the Andersons from Chippewa Falls, WI were at Stehr Cottage. I do not remember the house parents while at River Ranch until May of 1977 would like to hear from others also

 

 


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