Rainy Lake School
Contributed by Nute Chapman,Jim Hall,Sally Beatty

 RAINY LAKE SCHOOL Rainey Lake School Case Twp.  T.33N. � R.3E Sec. 9. Frank Houghmaster built this
school which still stands today and is used as a hunting camp. In 1915 Ed Walters
was director, Mark Trafflet was moderator, and Ike Divette was treasurer. In 1938 it
was consolidated with the Millersburg School TEACHERS Helen Ennis � 1924Dorothy Storms � 1924-1927Ruth Trafelet McDonald 1927-1928Nina Trafelet Wirgau � 1928-1930Esther Bundy Storms � 1930-1933 Margaret Collins � 1933-1934Marvel Sitzes -1934-1936Betty Mills Freel � 1936-1937Viola Houghmaster � 1936-1937Margaret Beatway Freel - 1937-1938Margaret BrowningMina SmithMary PayerWilda WrightLouie Steele STUDENTSBob BonnerJerry Browning - 1938Margaret BrowningKathleen Browning � 1938Eugene DewittLouise DewittRalph FreelAlberta Hall � 1938Ruth HarringtonRogers ChildrenDon RogersGlen RogersHazel RogersRalph Rogers � 1915Helen SkinnerMary SkinnerTed SkinnerMarie StormsTraflet ChildrenHarry VernonMyrtle VernonWalter ChildrenEdith Walters � 1938Ralph WaltersRose Walters � 1938Ellie WildeyFloyd WildeyIda WildeyLeslie WildeyBob WinnRalph Winn Consolidated with Millersburg School in 1938 Margaret Beatway taught 6th grade. The consolidation with Millersburg took place
under the encouragement and direction of Mr. Cecil McGinn as he taught school in
Millersburg Teachers� monthly pay was $40 around the 1920 era. A new one-horse buggy could be
bought for $40 at that time. The Ronald Kovell family had a home built by a beaver
dam where Rainy Lake students and teachers would eat their lunch during especially
nice days in May.During the winter the Rainy Lake School would visit the Cement school (Millersburg),
vise-versa on special occasion like Valentine�s Day. One of the parents would hitch
up his team to a sleigh with straw piled high and take all the students, teachers,
and parents we would spend the day visiting, games, contests and having a taffy pull.
The teachers would cook up a batch of taffy, pour it inn a large platter then cool it
out on a snow bank until it was ready for everyone to have some to pull. The one that
pulled the whitest taffy won the prize. On the last day of school Margaret Beatway took her Rainy Lake students and
parents to visit Mackinaw Island in 1938.

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