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Dale School - Hamilton County, Illinois
|This school was located in Twigg Township near the intersection of County Roads 600N and 1100E.||It was an active school from 19xx to 2003. It served grades __ to __.|
The following information about the Dale School was taken from "Dale - A Timber Town" By Charles Hatton:
|The following information was obtained from Edgar Satterfield, Building Principal concerning the Personnel at Dale Attendance Center for 1975:|
The first school building is said to have been east of Dale at just about the township line and shared with the Harrawood district.
April 8, 1884 - Our public school commenced last week with John Lasater
in the chair.-Leader
July 4, 1884 - John Frazier has just got through taking census for
this school district and reports 170 children.
Our public school will close next Saturday. J. C. Lasater is a good
teacher and knows how to train the little ones.-Leader
Oct. 1884 - Our school is doing well under the management of D. R. Poyner - Leader
Arthur Allen in an open letter published Sep. 9, 1914, says that
while he was postmaster at Dale between 1908 and 1914, a second room
was added to the school.
Some young woman, and I can't remember her name, came to teach primary grades at Dale about 1913-14 and married Wilson Clark before the year was up.
Mabel Williams came to teach the primary grades and married Estes St. Clair. Ida Prince came to teach the primary grades and married Newton Clark. Geneva Webb came to teach the primary grades and married Wilford F. (Frog) Martin.
Mar. 11, 1915 - Clarence Thompson and Mrs. Geneva Webb-Martin closed
a very successful term of school here Mar. 5. Those in perfect attendance
during the entire term of school were: Amy Kittinger, Marie and Grace
Jones, Lucian Clark, Cloyd and Cecil Jones, Trafton Lemay, Ernest
Johnson, Arthur and Eddie Jones.
Sep. 2, 1915 - School opened Monday with good attendance. John Hardesty and Mabel Williams, teachers.
I copied the above two items from the files of the McLeansboro Times. But vividly in my memory is the fact that John Hardesty whipped one boy nearly every day after school had been in session a little while. Hardesty was a poor disciplinarian.
He wore a stiff cady hat to school and by the time school was out
in the spring, the brim just hung by a very little bit, the boys had
snowballed that cady until there was not much left of it, yet he wore
it until the end of school. Clarence Thompson taught the nest term
of school and when this boy boasted that last year the teacher whipped
me every day, Mr. Thompson just said, "You won't want but one
of mine." And this proved to be true, one was enough for the
Dr. C. W. Johnson taught school at Dale before he became a doctor. George Campbell, Pearl Friel, John Hardesty, Earl Miller, Clarence Thompson, Robert R. Johnson, Charles H. Gott, Iris Richardson, Wheeler Irvin, Ada Friel, Iva Harrawood and Edna Mayberry were among others teaching at Dale.
Arthur Irvin who was principal of the Dale Consolidated School District
for 17 years, has the following to say concerning the Dale School:
"The Dale Community Consolidated School District 98 was constructed
in 1948-50. The building is an all brick building which cost $156,000
and is a completely modern one-story building. The building has a
combined gymnasium-auditorium in the center with eight class rooms,
a cafeteria, hallways, closets and lockers built around it. There
is a stage in the gym. Built-in bleachers will accommodate 250 or
"The building was one of the first constructed under the state
consolidation law. This consolidated district was the first to be
organized in Hamilton County and the first in the county to move into
a new building. The Broughton Consolidated District was the first
to begin meeting under the same roof, but they used an existing building.
"When first organized, the consolidated district was composed
of all nine school districts in Twigg Township. Three of the nine
withdrew, leaving the following six as part of the consolidation:
Dale Dis. No. 51, Parker's Prairie No. 46, Center Twigg No. 50, Barefoot
No. 52, Union #9 No. 53, and Mary's Chapel No. 47.
"The first school board members of the consolidated school were:
O. B. Darrough, president; Lester St. Clair, clerk; Joel Hammons;
Lee Irvin; Elmer Satterfield; Albert Davis and Ralph Essary.
"Teachers at the time of entered the new building were: Essie
Grabel, first and second grades; Verla Lamkin, third; Clara Freeman,
fourth; Frank Johnson, fifth; Robert H. Irvin, sixth; Ralph Smith,
seventh and coach; Arthur Irvin, eighth and superintendent.
"Cafeteria employees: Nora Barker and Mrs. John St. Clair.
"Custodian: Harley Essary.
"Bus drivers: Stanley Webb and Herman Hutcheson.
"The building was first occupied in the school year of 1950-51.
TEACHERS: Karen Kreher, K; Isabel Davis, first grade; Karen Lewis,
second grade; Ione Darnell, third grade; Beatrice A. Johnson, fourth
grade; Joan Johnson, fifth grade and home economics; Grace Poppins,
Lang-Spelling and penmanship; Richard E. Lasswell, Math-Science; James
D. Johnson, social studies - P.I.; Suzanne Simich, remedial reading.
OFFICE EMPLOYEE - Dana Hunt
SCHOOL LUNCH PERSONNEL - Wanda Crain, Frances Branch
BUS DRIVERS - Carl Burnett, Phillip Lager, Coy Braden, Herman Hutcheson,
Paul Dye, Kay Sloan, Delores Taylor
CUSTODIANS - Hayden Allardin, P.C. Dye
ITINERANT TEACHERS - Michael Bennett, industrial arts; Vera Blackman,
speech; Regina Bolatto, art; Wilburn Grubb, P.E.; Jerry Prince, band;
Diane Hill, music; Charlene Vaughan, guidance; Ruth Adams, nurse.
Below is a list of the available documents / photos for the school. Click on each link to load that page. Close the page that opens to return to this page. The links are arranged oldest to newest, left to right and top to bottom within each category with all unknown year items placed at the end.
|1873 (or 1893)||1907 (1)||1907 (2)||1908||1909||1910|
|1912||1930s (1)||1930s (2)||1930s (3)||1934-5||1936-7|
|1943-4||1950-1, 1st & 2nd Grades||1950-1, 3rd Grade||1951-2, 1st & 2nd Grades||1951-2, 3rd Grade||1952-3, 7th Grade|
|1953-4, 3rd Grade (1)||1953-4, 3rd Grade (2)||1953-4, 7th Grade||1953-4, 8th Grade (1)||1953-4, 8th Grade (2)||1954-5, 8th Grade|
|1955-6, 5th Grade||1956-7, 7th Grade||1957-8, 1st Grade||1958-9, 2nd Grade||1959-60, 3rd Grade||1960-1, 4th Grade|
|1960-1, 8th Grade||1961-2, 5th Grade||1962-3, 6th Grade||1963-4, 1st Grade||1963-4, 7th Grade||1964-5, 2nd Grade|
|1964-5, 8th Grade||1965-6, 1st Grade||1965-6, 3rd Grade||1966-7, 2nd Grade||1966-7, 4th Grade||1967-8, 3rd Grade|
|1967-8, 5th Grade||1968-9, 4th Grade||1969-70, 5th Grade||1970-1, 6th Grade||1970-1, 8th Grade||1971-2, 7th Grade|
|1972-3, 8th Grade||1978-9, Kindergarten||1978-9, 1st Grade||1978-9, 2nd Grade||1978-9, 3rd Grade||1978-9, 4th Grade|
|1978-9, 5th Grade||1978-9, 6th Grade||1978-9, 7th Grade||1978-9, 8th Grade||Unknown 1||Unknown 2|
|Unknown 3, Teacher, Robert Johnson|
|1942 Basketball||1951-2 Basketball||1952-3, BB Team & Cheerleaders||1953 Basketball||1953-4, BB Team & Cheerleaders||1954-5, BB Team & Cheerleaders|
|1956-7, BB Team & Cheerleaders||1957-8, BB Team & Cheerleaders (1)||1957-8, BB Team & Cheerleaders (2)||1960-1, BB Team & Cheerleaders||1961-2, BB Team & Cheerleaders||1962-3, BB Team & Cheerleaders|
|1964-5, BB Team & Cheerleaders||1964-5, Cheerleaders||1977-8 7th Grade BB Team & Cheerleaders||1978-9, Cheerleaders (1)||1978-9, Cheerleaders (2)||1978-9 Basketball Team A|
|1978-9 Basketball Team B|
|1956-7, Band||1957-8, Band|
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