Old News

From the 3rd floor
of the Webb City Public Library

Alba District had 334 students in 1932-33

According to the 1932-1933 Missouri School Directory, Alba Consolidated District, including Alba, Purcell and Neck City, had an accessed property valuation of $447,000 taxed at 140 cents on $100.

There were five high school teachers and seven elementary teachers.

The enrollment was 126 in the high school and 208 in the elementary school.

  • President of school board: Al Jarmin
  • Secretary of school board: Bailey Hubbard
  • Superintendent: G. G. Berry, Salary $1710 year
  • Principal: Edith M. Crowder, Salary $1140 year
  • Teacher: Marguerite Teeter, Salary $950 year
  • Teacher: T. B. Trabue, Salary $950 year
  • Teacher: Louise Fink, Salary $810 year
  • Average salary of elementary teachers: $585 year.
  • Free Textbooks: Yes
  • Non-residents: High School 67; grade school 0.
  • Tuition per year (non residents): High School $50; grade school $22.

These Alba photos are from a Glenna Decker Munson’s scrapbook

Sentinel bound volumes are now in the Genealogy Room

The WCAGS has accepted ownership of the complete collection of bound volumes of the Webb City Sentinel, from 1983 (after the fire) until the final issue on Dec. 30, 2020.

Those issues can also be viewed on microfilm, along with much older issues.

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

WCAGS members staff the Genealogy Room on the third floor of the Webb City Public Library. Current hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the Genealogy Room.

Everything you want to know about Jasper County Missouri Schools is available at a site compiled by Webb City Area Genealogical Society member Kathy Sidenstricker.