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Old School Ruins, etc. ... Stan Hoke... 6-26-09 ... preserving the memory of West Richland School ...

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  • Bob Friend
    STAN-- The school and property were owned by Jim and Carolyn (Hovarter) Stahl for awhile; new owners now -- I MAY have their names if you need this info. I
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      STAN--
       
      The school and property were owned by Jim and Carolyn (Hovarter) Stahl for awhile; new owners now -- I  MAY  have their names if you need this info.
       
      I have been thinking of somehow getting together a committee and erecting a monument to W.R. somewhere.  Probably not on the site -- too remote and subject to vandalism.  Such a monument should include the "W.R. SCHOOL" marker on the front and the names-plaques inside (same as the one at E.R.).  I was also thinking the BB goal might find a home at the museum of the DeKalb Co. Hist. Society in Butler.  It's hard for me to coordinate such an effort, being 5 hrs. from my old stomping grounds.  But I will try to focus more on such things later this year or early next year after I get some other matters straightened out.
       
      I  would bet the old furnace at W.R. was the same as E.R.'s since the schools were "twins." 
       
      I may have gathered heads and tails, but my memory of this is foggy -- I do  NOT  recall "roasting" 'em!
       
      Yes, Corunna was one of our opponents.  The others I recall were East Richland and Fairfield (where as W.R. pitcher I was once freaked out by several bunt attempts that caused me to balk and load the bases -- how humiliating!) 
       
      Thanks for reviving a few old memories.  I am sharing this message with my list and the Yahoo!Group because I know others might get a kick out of all this stuff!
       
                      --BOB  FRIEND
       
      P.S.: The direct link to the "ruins" pix is http://fotobyfriend.smugmug.com/gallery/2967601_HwGqB .
       
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Stan Hoke"
      To: "Bob Friend" <bobandkerstin@...>
      Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:22 PM
      Subject: Richland Ruins

      > Hi Bob,
      >
      >    I just
      finished looking at your great pictures of the West ruins.  
      >
      I told my wife I might "kill" for that old basement basketball goal!  
      > And maybe a piece of slate from the roof, and a brick or two.
      >
      >    What's the current ownership status?  Is the old
      coal furnace 
      > still there?  After tallying, we used to burn
      the bird heads and rat 
      > tails collected in our "pest
      contests."  Was that still going on when 
      > you
      "matriculated?"
      >
      >    The furnace at East was
      stunning!  I don't remember that ours was 
      > like that - would
      have said it was round and sat more or less in the 
      > center of the
      "furnace room."
      >
      >    Suggestion for next
      reunion:  have name tags with 3 different 
      > colors, one for
      each school.  Or just make sure each person writes 
      > their
      school name on their tag - in large letters!  Example:  only 
      > after looking at the lists, did I remember the Rynearsons and
      softball 
      > at East.  I might have engaged them in conversation
      with that as a 
      > starting point!  By the way, did we play
      softball at Corunna during 
      > your years?
      >
      >    It was a wonderful day - thanks again!
      >
      > Stan Hoke
       
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Stan Hoke"
      To: "Bob Friend" <bobandkerstin@...>
      Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 7:17 PM
      Subject: Re: pls verify

      > No, my wife Carol has no connection to Richland Twp. - except me, of 
      > course!
      >
      Thanks,
      > Stan Hoke '53 W.R. 8th
       
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