Miscellaneous School Newspaper Articles



Woodrow Wilson School (1907 W. Forrest Hill)
Due July 15
The Woodrow Wilson School Board Tuesday night approved payment of an extra $660 to the O. Frank Heinz Construction Co. contractors on the $220,000 school addition. for improvements not in the original plans. It was discovered that two metal doors leading to the tunnels containing water and heat pipes would have to be installed. The contractor said the work could be-done on a time and material basis at a cost not to exceed MO. Other improvements include the installation of break-glass type fire; alarms, and extra plastering of a conference room. The school addition is scheduled for completion by July 15, according to representatives of the Heinz firm. A kindergarten will be established upon completion of the addition and Superintendent Don McVeain announced
Wednesday night that kindergarten registration would be Tuesday. April 9.

McVeain reported that he intended to drop the mathematics program in summer school and extend the reading program from four weeks to six. The Board voted unanimously to let him operate the summer school program in the best way he saw fit.

BOARD SECRETARY Leonard Turchi reported that four petitions for candidacy had been filed for the three places open on the Board in the April 13 election.
Those filing are incumbents Harold E. Fangmeier and Kenneth W. Erwin and William H. Belke and J. Edward Woodson.
All are seeking three year terms. The deadline for filing is Saturday.
[Peoria Journal Star, Wed. March 2,1963, From Sid Eslingers Collection, donated by Steve Slaughter 2011, Transcribed by C. Horton 2011, Genealogy Trails] 
The transitory nature of life; is clear enough everywhere but there's a startling example on Lincoln avenue.
You pass 1531 W. Lincoln & there's just a vacant field with, grass growing in it. 
You look at & somehow in a mist you see the old Manual Training High School which stood there for half a century until it was torn down;
when the new Manual was built last year, Somehow from the ghostly doors of this phantom building you can see an unending line of I students emerging & you could see by the style of their clothes, which go back almost to the turn of the century on some of them, that these are the generations of Peorians who attended this three-story-brick apparition before you.
You look at this square, dark brick structure which covers almost a city block & for a moment you seem to hear the spectral notes of its famed band & an eerie babble of student voices! 
But now you look & the spectator's gone. It's just a vacant field. with grass growing from one end of the lot to the other. 
Somehow it puts you in mind of Sandburg's thought: "Shovel them under and then let me work I am the grass; I cover all.
[Abstracted from Man About Town, by Bill Little, Peoria Journal Star, Nov. 6, 1963, 
From Sid Eslingers Collection, donated by Steve Slaughter 2011, Transcribed by C. Horton 2011, Genealogy Trails]

Urbana Daily Courier
21 April 1915


     Princeville, Ill., April 20 -- The state board of health today ordered the schools here closed on account of an epidemic of smallpox.  Forty cases have been found in and near the city.





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