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By Dick Geary
Guest Columnist 

Lessons and life as kid at the old Helmville School


The old Helmville school house was an imposing structure. It was two stories high, with a bell tower, and sat on the highest point in town. It was probably built in the late 1800's, and still serves as the county shop, having been moved in the last part of the 1950's, when the new one was built in its place.

It had two classrooms – an upstairs and a downstairs. When I started school in 1953,...

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