Local historian Tim Carroll will present a program on the Ogdensburg School on Tuesday, July 20, at 2 p.m. at Peninsula Community Library.
The Ogdensburg School was located on Center Road, a couple of houses past Kroupa Road on the left if you’re heading north. The building is still there and is now home to Jennifer and Bob Venigoni, who are excellent stewards of the iconic school.
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The above photo of the Ogdensburg School was taken in October of 1949. Here are the folks in the photo, as noted in the book “A Century of Service,” published by the Peninsula Telephone Company in 2008:
Front row (l to r): Don Brown, Ron Brown, Murrie Tompkins, June Richards, Della Dohm, Frannie Tompkins, Patsy Brown, Terry Burton.
Second Row (l to r): Tom Kroupa, George Boursaw, Merwin Crampton, Dave Kroupa, Wesley Gore, Billy King, Dennis Schavey, Galen Leighton, Terry Wells, Robert Brown.
Third Row (l to r): Marley Batt, Marilyn Kroupa, Alice Brimmer, Karen Kroupa, Dennis Wells, Bruce Thomas, Mary Frances Crampton.
Fourth Row (l to r): Gertrude Blake, Janet Schavey, Teacher Mrs. Jahr, Delmer Richards, Dana Wells, Teacher Mrs. Hughart, Dewaine Kroupa.
Below is a photo of the school taken in the late 1800s.
Peninsula Community Library is located at 2893 Island View Road. If you’d like to call ahead and let them know you’ll be at the program, that’s always appreciated – (231) 223-7700.
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