Eaton Center School

Section 23, Eaton Twp., Clark Co., Wisconsin

 

Eaton Center School, 1900. (AKA Huntzicker)

 

Class Photos  [1900]  [1926] [1931]

 

 

Eaton Center School is located in Section 23 on the 1905 Map (above) of Eaton Township, Clark Co., Wisconsin.

 

History

 

1925 Injured Student

1931-Eaton Center Graded School has re-opened for classes after being closed for some time due to the scarlet fever epidemic.

1939 Student Killed

1943-Eaton Center will have a one-room school next year, instead of a two-room state graded school. This was decided at a special meeting of the voters of the district, held last Monday evening.  The decision to change was based upon the fact that there are now only 19 pupils.

1955 Students received Polio Shots

 

Eaton Center Baseball

1931 Baseball News Clip, Clark Co. Press:

Neillsville and Willard are now tied for second place with Eaton Center at the head of the league.  The Greenwood team also was tied for second place until its 14 to 10 defeat by Willardís team, Sunday.  Greenwood, however, is protesting the result because Willard had hired an outside player.

 

If Neillsville can win the next two games against Willard and Eaton Center while Eaton drops a game to Greenwood, the locals will win the league race for the season.

 

1934 Eaton Center Baseball Team (Photo)

 

Students

1925 Graduates: Louise Ross, Edna Roum, Robert Schoomaker.

1948 Graduates: Doris Mae Howard, Shirley Minsaas, June Schendel, Robert Tieman Ė  (Mrs. Marie Zillmer, teacher)

Teachers

 

Brandt, Bethelva L.

 

Memories

 

Donald Schwarze attended Eaton Center Grade School, Greenwood, Wis. For seventh and eighth grade from 1945 To 1947. At the age of 81, he still recalled how the students huddled around the large pot-belly stove to keep warm on cold winter days. Unlike many of the area schools, this one didnít have a basement and was especially difficult to heat. Also, for light, it had many windows, which only added to the heating problem. The only source of heat was a wood stove at the front of the room. Therefore, on cold days, the front of the room was toasty, but the in the back it was freezing cold.  Apparently, to try to get some heat in the school by the time classes started, someone close by came over and started the fire early.  In the early days, the school was divided into two classrooms, but by the time Don went there, it was just one big room.  He walked or rode bike about a mile and a half to get to the school. His family was living on what was known as "the Arleigh Syth farm" (about a half mile west of the Hwy 73 and Hwy 98 intersection). On cold winter days, that was quite a trek.
 

 

 


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