Midland High School - Viking Yearbook (Midland, SD)

 - Class of 1959

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A ibVI'6lW7, . . . 2l'C'0lf1fl05 Ha K There were no schools of any kind in the country. ln 1904, Mrs. Bastion, who lived east across Mitchell Creek taught Hazel Jones, and in 1905 and '06, Grace and Ruth Russell were also included in this private school. In September of 1906, a regular teacher was secured and school was held in a building located where the Masonic Temple now stands. Miss Ball continued to teach this second term. In 1908, the school was moved to a building called the Hanson Hall located iust south of the Stroppel Hotel at the present site of the Joy garage . Miss Nina Duryea and Mrs. Schroder taught this school. Work had begun on the present structure which was completed in 1909. Classes first met in this build- ing in the Fall of 1910 with 53 pupils enrolled For the first session . Prof. Hanson was the first superintendent and Gladys Hall the first principal. The photo shows the first high school, during the term of September 1912 to May 1913. This included grades 9, 10, and 11 . There was no graduating class until 1914. 52 1 s

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ln the very early days there were no churches and pioneers worshiped in their own homes in the way which best met their particular need . The Presbyterian Church, now the Lutheran Church, was completed in 1906 and a few years later the Catholic Church was built. In I948 the Open Bible Church was established . A Methodist congregation also had a build- ing below the school hill. Reverend Weiruch, Ft. Pierre, was the pastor for many years. Reverend Tell was another early minister ofthe Presbyterian Church . A pioneer Sunday School superintendent, Mrs. A . Beiler, inspired many a youth with Christian ideals. Those recognizable in the photo are: Milbum Fose, George Taggart, Frank Dinsmore, George Minard, Mrs. Beiler, Oscar Lane, Forrest Buchanan, Ronald Robertson, Cecil Fose, Glen McCracken, Burton Beiler, Hall Snow, Roy Abrahamson, George Anderson, Wulf Reinschmidt, Unidentified, Melvin Ravenscroft, Gale Fose. The scene of much of Midland's school and community life was the "Opera House" constructed in about 1908 at the approximate site of the present Irene Long home. Echoing voices of the past, this building held memories of home talent plays, dances, movies, bazaars, Christmas programs featuring the huge community tree, high school basketball contests, proms, dramatic pro- ductions, and graduation exercises. Destroyed by fire in l926, the loss was keenly felt, For students and community were deprived of a meeting place until the present Legion Building was erected in l929. iolfwem .... dozifcfkr ZLAQ fizfnre. Midland, at one time, boasted an orchestra, and for many years, a band, under the direction of V . L . Ferguson .



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Organized December 3, l909, members of the board of education were Mrs . D . W. Bastion, C. E. Murray, J . C. Russell, M. C. Sherwood, J . E . Calhoon, and W. C. Kroclc. Early students were no doubt much im- pressed by the arrival ofthe "Horseless " Carriage " age . One ofthe First auto- mobiles to arrive in Midland, a Reo owned by Charles Coyne lbankerl, must surely have caused a sensation. W L 'Wm . r ir.yixxsstLi. '---.. l ,, ' My ,A E r'u.uf. at! J 2 ,gt BACK ROW: Mrs. A. sealer, Mrs. R. w. Marrqrra. FRONT Rovvr Brrrrorr sealer, Alarrce Mrrrrrrd, R' Dr. Minard. While Homecoming Days were not, as yet, even a dream ofthe future, colorful parades were early introduced in the community and exhibited decorative talent and ingenuity . Midland High School proudly graduated its first class in l9l4. lt was composed of two girls, Grace Russell and Blanche Voshall lpictured on page 91. The class of l9l5 had only one senior, Hazel Jones, who later in the 20's returned to become a high school teacher in the local school. - The Jones' ranch was the scene of many an outing supervised by Mrs. Charles Agee, who was a leader ot girls' activities. Enjoying this particular "Fun-fest" are lLeft to Rightl, Ruth Russell, Esther Jones, Blanche Voshall, Lorraine Harren, and Hazel Jones. Occupying the driver's seat are Mrs . Charles Agee and Grace Russell. "Small-fry" Ralph Jones seerrs to have sneaked into the front of the wagon for this pose. Some of the faculty members of this period were Una Cullen, Clement S . Fox, George Johnson, Nina Duryea, and Alice Mason . Cpfl' is

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