By Elliott Miller
By the 1890s, South School was judged inadequate to handle the student population in the area. Children from 25 families in the western part of the district were being sent to school in Deerfield, and some children in the southern portion of the district attended school in Glencoe.
Special elections were held at South School. All eligible (i.e., male) voters were notified to be on hand and vote for the new schoolhouse. The ballots were slips of paper on which was printed FOR or AGAINST in large type at the top of the ballot. Voters chose a ballot and inserted it into the ballot box.Read More