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Yes there was both a grade school, I think on Rt 147, and a high school. Grade school was 4 class rooms, each class room shared by 2 grades, one teacher for both. Had outdoor toilets too:-)) My first/second grade teacher, Mabel Flood, lived on Whiskey Run. In fact, many years later when she heard I'd gotten married she sent me a wedding gift. My class of 24 students was the largest class Batesville had to date. Basketball was a big sport, in fact, the only sport offered at the high school level. Soon after I left all the local community high schools closed and everyone was bused to a new large high school that served the county. I was fortunate to grow up those early years on a farm, learned hard work pays dividends.
I left the area in 1957, moved to central Ohio beginning of my freshman year in high school. I went to grade school in Batesville. I stay in touch with a cousin who lives down near Seneca Lake. I stopped through Quaker City a few years ago to check grave sites of old relatives. I have fond memories of life during a slower time.
What makes this site so great? Well, I think it's the fact that, quite frankly, we all have a lot at stake in this thing they call shale. But beyond that, this site is made up of individuals who have worked hard for that little yard we call home. Or, that farm on which blood, sweat and tears have fallen.[ Read More ]