School: Neillsville - Indian School
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Grether, Stucki, Kippenhan,
Hauser, Filz, Irvine, Monegar, Coyle, Baumgartner, Hartz, Vick,
----Source: Clark County Press
(Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 29, 1957
Indian School (1957)
The Winnebago Indian School will open for
the fall term Tuesday, September 3, for enrollment, with regular
studies starting September 4, announces the Rev. Jack Grether,
chaplain and administrator. Erected in 1919 and 1920, the
school is starting its 38th year.
The enrollment is expected to number from
40 to 50 Indian children, made up of orphans, children from broken
homes, and from homes where parents are unable to care for
"It’s a real home mission program,"
said Rev. Grether, "and our school cares for Indian children who
are under-privileged or disadvantaged."
With Mr. Grether are the following
supervisors, teachers and employees: Rev. Benj. Stucki, general
superintendent; Cilla Kippenhan of Appleton, upper grades; Gretchen
Hauser, intermediate grades; Helen Filz of Appleton, primary
New counselors are Bob Irvine,
Hollidaysburg, Pa.; Mona Monegar, Willard; Nan Jean Coyle, Granton;
and returning counselor Mrs. Laura Baumgartner, Humbird.
Kitchen and dining room employees will
be: Mary Hartz, Appleton; Evelyn Vick, Pardeeville; and Mrs. Benj.
Stucki. Miss Louise Guthmiller, Tripp, S. D., is the new
office girl. Mrs. George Grether will serve as house mother,
and the Rev. George Grether, as night watchman.
Louise Kippenhan of Appleton, who worked 18 years at the Winnebago Indian Mission at Black River Falls, has been secured as the school’s first case worker. Norbert Embke is the farm manager.
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