LINCOLN COUNTY School news....

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The Lincoln County Times, Davenport,  May 10, 1907

Seven high school boys constituting a team from this city, left for Pullman yesterday morning to take part in the field meet at the latter place.  They were Messrs. CAGLE, O'LEARY, A. GIBSON, GUY GIBSON, BOWEN, LEVEL and ANDERSON.   They were accompanied by Coach LINDLEY.  Miss JENNIE CAMPBELL left Wednesday morning and took part in the oratorical contest last night. 


 Lincoln County Times, May 24, 1907

Final examinations are on this week and all the pupils as well as the teachers are very busy. The eighth grade examination was held in the high school building last Thursday and Friday.  About 46 pupils took the examination.  Nearly all expect to come back nest year, which will make as large a freshmen class as we have ever had.   Chester Thomas, our high school representative in the oratorical contest at Seattle last week, won sixth place out of the 17 schools competing.  Last Wednesday Barney O'Leary, Arthur Gibson, Jehu Level and Walter Cagle left for Seattle where they took part in the Interscholastic track meet  held there the same week.  On their arrival they were taken to the University and taken all through the building.  Walter Cagle got in the finals in pole vault and hammer through.  Although the boys did not win anything they enjoyed their trip...


Davenport Tribune, Oct 31, 1913

Four teachers have recently resigned in the country from diverse reasons, all schools being immediately supplied by the County Superintendent.  Those resigning and their successors are, Miss Hazel Struthers district 52 south of Edwall, succeeded by Miss Freda Scott, Miss Jennie Johnson, district 130 on the Spokane river, succeeded by Miss Hazel Johnson,  Mrs. Florence district number 147 north of Odessa, succeeded by Stephen Oliver.  Miss Elizabeth Steinbach, district 121 near Sprague succeeded by Miss Hazel Skinner. 


The Sprague Advocate, March 10, 1916

At the annual school election held last Saturday afternoon S. P. Weaver was elected to succeed Jno. I. Melville, President of the board.  Mr. Melville retired after having served the people faithfully in this capacity for nine successive years.


The Sprague Advocate,   Aug 25, 1916

The Sprague public schools will open Tuesday, Sept. 5th with the following teachers assigned to the different grades: High School, R. C. McDaniel, History and Debate, L. D. Baker, Science and Mathematics, Nellie Catton, English and German, Juanita Stout, Home Economies and Latin, W. G. Lacey, Manual Training, Physics and Athletics.  Mr. McDaniel, Mr. Baker and Miss Catton are entering on their fourth year of service in the Sprague schools, while Miss Stout and Mr. Lacey have never taught here.  Miss Stout is a graduate of Liberty College in Missouri and of the State College of Washington and is highly recommended as a teacher of Latin and Home Economics.  Mr. Lacey has had a number of years of successful experience teaching Manual Training and coaching Athletics in the schools of Western Washington and should prove a valuable addition to the high school teaching force.  In the grade school Miss Katie Neilly will have the eighth grade, Miss Isabelle Holman, the sixth and seventh grades, Miss Gertrude Schnasse, the fifth grade, Miss Addie Gardner, the fourth grade, Miss Hazel Adams, the third grade, Miss Hazel Hurst, the second grade and public school music, and Miss Margaret Flett the first grade.  Miss Schnasse will be remembered as the teacher who taught the eighth grade about thee months for Miss Neilly two years ago.  She comes back to take the fifth grade after having taught successfully in the Republic schools for two years.  Miss Hazel Hurst who is to teach the second grade and music thru all the grades comes from the Cheney Normal where she finished in May.  She has excellent credentials as a lower grade teacher and is well recommended as having a splendid voice and ability to instruct in music....According to Janitor U. G. Robinson, the school buildings will be in the best condition....Supt. R. C. McDaniel has issued a call for a teachers meeting on Monday, Sep. 4th....


The Sprague Advocate, Jun 7, 1918

  Monday evening, June 10th at 8 o'clock, the first of the closing exercises of St. Joseph's Academy will take place.  The annual music recital will be given at Marquette Hall.  Thursday evening, June 13th at 8 o'clock the Commencement Exercises will be held at Marquette Hall , when Misses Nell C. Brophy, Bertha D. Bittner and Bernadine M. Egan will be graduated.  Rev. L. W. Ferland will confer the graduation honors.  Rev. P. J. Mahoney, S J of Gonzaga University will deliver the commencement address. All are cordially invited to attend.


The Sprague Advocate, Jun 7, 1918

The sixth grade of the Sprague public school has proven themselves the best spellers of the school.  County tests are given four times during the year.  Last year this grade, then the 5th grade, won all four of these contests.  The first contest of this year was recently given and the same class won.  The following from the class made 100 percent: Edith Miller, Ella Napier, Clyde Ashby, Frederick Arndt, Katherine Straughan, Leonard Bennett, Roy Giles and Grace Howe.  Miss Genevieve Moylan has charge of this grade and had charge of them as 5th graders last year.


Lincoln County Times, January 03, 1935

Miss Mary Seaton of Almira, 5th grade teacher in the Davenport schools resigned Monday on account of ill health.  Mrs. Earl Dunlap is teaching the 5th grade until a regular teacher can be elected.  Miss Seaton, a graduate of Cheney normal school, taught the 5th grade during the 1933-34 term.  She has not been in good health this term and has had to have a substitute teacher several times because of illness.  


 Davenport  Times- Times,  Oct 24, 1939

The Davenport high school will be represented in the northeastern Washington state debate schedule this term, and Miss Dorris Moffitt will be debate coach.  Members or the team are Katherine Howey, Myrtle Jean Kirkwood, Pauline Rummer and Virginia Laughbon, with Joe Arsenault as alternate.  The firs debate will be a practice one at Lewis and Clark high school in Spokane....A number of eastern Washington high schools will take part in this practice affair.  The topic for the state debates this year  is "Resolved: That the federal government should own and operate all railroads"....(long schedule follows.)

Last updated February 2, 2010


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by Barbara Curtis 

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