School: Washburn - Cannonville & Sleepy Hollow (1 Oct. 1941)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: West, Kissling, Lindquist

----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 1 Oct. 1942

Two Teachers Out In Washburn Town

Farm Labor Shortage Makes Worry for School Board - Cannonville News - by Mrs. Christ Feutz

CANNONVILLE - The Washburn school board is having its troubles to keep the two schools going at Cannonville and Sleepy Hollow. The board was confronted almost simultaneously with the resignations of the two teachers, Mrs. James West and Mrs. Harry Kissling.

The resignation of Mrs. West is occasioned definitely by the labor shortage. Having taught at the Audubon school two years, Mrs. West switched to Cannonville because it was nearer home, and the purpose was to employ help. But it now turns out that help is practically impossible to get, either in the house or outside, and Mrs. West is giving up the school so as to have her entire time available at home.

Mrs. Harry Kissling, residing upon a farm, is confronted by the same sort of problems, but in addition it is understood that she has found the Sleepy Hollow School in somewhat less than complete repair. Her resignation is before the board, but she is still teaching and it is understood that she will continue another week or two.

The board succeeded in getting Mrs. Ed. Lindquist in the place of Mrs. West at Cannonville, but no arrangement is known to have been completed for sleepy Hollow. There has been some discussion of transporting the fifteen children from that district to the Cannonville School.

Mrs. Lindquist, the new teacher at Cannonville, was a teacher in Nebraska in former years, but had not taught since residing in Clark County.



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