Hewett Township Schools
Clark County, Wisconsin
was the site of many community events. The roof also provided a
place for ambitious Halloween pranksters to reassemble buggies.
Jonkel Memories of Columbia School
Columbia Students seated from left to right are Helenda Varney,
Martha Bornholdt, Maraquilt McKinney Laura Ehlert, Margaret Langusch,
Loyd Varney, Emil Horak, Mikie Horak, Ernest Sollberger, Willie
Sollberger, and Arvin Varney.
Numbered are - 1. Charlie Malek, 2. Willie Langusch, 3. Frankie
Glen Christmas, 5. Grant Rotleff, 6. Albert McKinney, 7. Tony Putz, 8.
Earl Schmidt, 9. John Larson, 10. Fredrick Walport, 11. Leo
12. Ruth Iverson, 13. Bernita Winton, 14. Ethel Varney, 15. Josie
16, Bernice Winton, 17. Frankie Tykac, 18. Theodore Tykac, 19.
20. Emil Tykac, 21. Vivian Achenbach, 22. Carl Ehlert, 23. Mabel
Tyler (Teacher in "big room"),
24. Erich Ehlert, 25. Albert Sollberger,
26. John Martens, 27. John Varney, 28. Edna Klopf (Teacher in "lower
Located in Section 12.
1952-1953 Class photo
Located 1/2 mile north of the Grimes Grave, on
Fischer Rd, and on the east side of the road, in section 34.
Hewett Schools Time Line
Calway has completed the new school house in District No. 1, town of Hewett.
It has been examined by the committee, found to be in accordance with the
contract and accepted.
Clark County Press
In the early 1890’s a one room school was built. Anna Wright from Neillsville
was the first teacher. Then came Inez Short, Susie Korman, Grace Fergusen,
Myrtle Beardsley and Mayme Breed. Inez Short married a Columbia boy, Fred
In 1900 the school building become to small as there were about 85 pupils. A
four room school was built with two rooms on the main floor being used for up to
grade eight. It was the though that as Columbia grew in population the upstairs
would be used for higher grades. The upper floor was used as an auditorium as it
had a stage. Many home talent plays were given there.
Mabel Tyler and Edna Klopf of Neillsville took over as principal and primary
teachers for several years.
As attendance declined the school was put back to one teacher again with Tress
Haas of Spring Valley. Following her were Myrtle Evans, Clara Lynch, Gladys
Johnson, Gertrude Rogers, Ferol Leopold, Anna Seaman, Howard Rogers, Amos Boh,
Arthur Zank, Anna Schare, Rolland Barrett, Elsie Zank and Irma Ackerman. Irma
married a Columbia boy, William Sollberger, she being the last teacher. Between
Irma’s terms there were Elva Barbusch, Christians Daniels, Leila Raine, Ethel
Walker and Martha Traschell. After school closed, the pupils were bussed
lined up in from of Schlender’s store in 1908. Rigs were driven by:
Frank Lockman, Roy Iverson, Ivar Christofferson, and Fritz Moser.
Town of Hewett Teacher and
Graduates--Hewettville School (Mrs. Lillian Meyer) – Chester Hart, James Beul
Town of Hewett Teacher and
Graduates--Mrs. Lillian Meyer---Nancy Clodffelter
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