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Mrs. D.W. Hargood's class, assisted by the best local talent, will give a concert for the benefit of the M.E. Church on next Friday evening, the 16th inst. Misses Bessie Arney and Ina Nickerson will give an instrumental duet, "Fairy Fingers."  Miss Ina Nickerson will give an instrumental solo, "Blue Bells of Scotland." March 14, 1888 - Forrest Rambler; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]


School district 6, of Cullom, has voted to issue bonds, buy a site and build a new school house. The total cost will be about $5,900. [The Weekly Pantagraph, July 1, 1898; sub. by PHG]


Prof. E. L. Mills, as principal, and Misses Bertha Mills, Helena Aaron, Etta Parker, Ollie Cooper and Mary M. Clark as teachers of the Cullom schools have been employed for the coming year. [The Weekly Pantagraph, May 20, 1898; sub. by PHG]


A new four-room school building will be erected at Cullom as soon as the necessary arrangements can be made. [The Weekly Pantagraph, May 20, 1898; sub. by PHG]


FLANAGAN: The baccalaureate services of the Flanagan high school were held at the M. E. church Sunday. The church was crowded and many were obliged to leave who could not gain admittance. [The Weekly Pantagraph, June 13, 1913]


A new brick building will take the place of the Forrest school recently destroyed by fire. The new structure will cost $25,000. [The Weekly Pantagraph, Aug. 15, 1902; sub. by PHG]


A new school west of Pontiac will be erected at a cost of $1,120. [Urbana Daily Courier 8 June 1904; Sub. by Pam Geyer]


Miss Ella Jones of Fairbury resigned, and Miss Edna Nickerson, of Emington, was engaged to take her place in the Forrest school next school year. May 07, 1909 - Bloomington Weekly Pantagraph; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]


John R. Murphy
of Cornell has been hired by the Board of Education of the Cornell High School to teach social science. Mr. Murphy is a native of Cornell. He spent three years with the infantry, with one year of the time in Korea. (1971 June 16 - Wednesday - Pontiac Daily Leader - "Remember? June 16, 1956" by: Mary Jean - Sub. by Teri Colglazier)

Artie Nickerson is on the Roll of Honor for the Primary Room at the Forrest School. [April 07, 1886 - Forrest Rambler; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]


Janice Paul received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from the department of music at Illinois State Normal University, Normal, on June 9. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Paul, Pontiac.  (1971 June 16 - Wednesday - Pontiac Daily Leader - "Remember? June 16, 1956" by: Mary Jean - Sub. by Teri Colglazier)

The Fairbury schools have just graduated one pupil, Miss Edna Ross, who was neither absent nor tardy for twelve years. She was given a gold medal. [True Republican 1 July 1893; Sub by Pam Haag Geyer]


Pontiac -- Arthur Verner of Hoopeston has succeeded Prof. Debutts as principal of the Pontiac schools.  Mr. Debutts left for Chicago to accept a position as principal of the Lowell school in that city. [True Republican, 16 January 1909; Sub. by Pam Haag Geyer]



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