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Saturday, October 23, 2010
New Gretna 1939 School Attendance Awards
School attendance was considered very important in "old time" New Gretna. Periodically, those with perfect attendance were recognized by the posting of the students names in the Tuckerton Beacon.
Below is a January 11, 1940 Tuckerton Beacon news item that recognized perfect attendance and punctuality for the month of December, 1939, including two of our Blog readers, Dave Kalm and Donald Maxwell, along with my history buddy, Steve Eichinger. I guess those boys really loved school and their teachers or, perhaps, their parents were strict about seeing that they attended daily and on time. I'm not sure which. Maybe, they can enlighten us.
It sure was a simpler time back then. Note that there were only three teachers covering grades 1-8: Margaret Adams, Leola Hickman, and Elsie Smith. They may be seen in the photo below.
I wonder how many of our Blog readers had any of these teachers during their New Gretna School careers? It would be interesting hearing from them.