Old School Ruins, etc. ... Stan Hoke... 6-26-09 ... preserving the memory of West Richland School ...
- 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 FRIENDP.S.: The direct link to the "ruins" pix is http://fotobyfriend.smugmug.com/gallery/2967601_HwGqB .////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
----- Original Message -----From: "Stan Hoke"To: "Bob Friend" <bobandkerstin@...>Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:22 PMSubject: Richland Ruins> Hi Bob,
>finished looking at your great pictures of the West ruins.
> I just
>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.coal furnace
> What's the current ownership status? Is the old
> still there? After tallying, we used to burnthe bird heads and rat
> tails collected in our "pestcontests." Was that still going on when
>stunning! I don't remember that ours was
> The furnace at East was
> like that - wouldhave said it was round and sat more or less in the
> center of the"furnace room."
>reunion: have name tags with 3 different
> Suggestion for next
> colors, one foreach school. Or just make sure each person writes
> theirschool name on their tag - in large letters! Example: only
> after looking at the lists, did I remember the Rynearsons andsoftball
> at East. I might have engaged them in conversationwith that as a
> starting point! By the way, did we playsoftball at Corunna during
> your years?
> It was a wonderful day - thanks again!
> Stan Hoke////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
----- Original Message -----From: "Stan Hoke"To: "Bob Friend" <bobandkerstin@...>Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 7:17 PMSubject: Re: pls verify> No, my wife Carol has no connection to Richland Twp. - except me, of
> Stan Hoke '53 W.R. 8th////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////