1945. The war was over. The Republic aircraft factory quit
turning out P-47's and would soon become a Whirlpool
factory. Chrysler stopped building Sherman M-4 tanks and
started assembling cars. LST's would no longer be seen
parked along the Ohio River.
Township Grade School about 45 five and six year olds would
come together for the first time. On that first day we would
learn to read our first word - “Dick”. Soon after, we would
learn to read “Jane” and “See Spot run.” Eight years later
in May 1954 we would graduate. In those eight years an
educational foundation was laid for careers in medicine,
agriculture, education, manufacturing, mining, computers,
military and most importantly, family rising.
arithmetic through basic algebra. We learned geography and
how borders changed as empires came and went. We learned
music including some Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert. We
even learned all verses of the National Anthem – spelling
and punctuating the first verse correctly. We learned
agriculture including the difference between a Jersey and a
Hereford. We learned all this in eight years with one
teacher per year, no aids and as many as 50 students.
graduating class of 1954 dedicate this web site to our
teachers and parents who guided us and helped us become, for
some, the graduating classes of 1958 and 1962.