Old News

From the 3rd floor of the Webb City Public Library

Closing the successful 1914 term at Pine School

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

This week we’ve chosen to display a nice photo of Pine School, which was discovered in the Webb City Historical Society archives.

Pine school was located 2 miles north of Neck City near the Breeze Corner. The Quick Seven Mine was located one mile south of the school house.

It was constructed in the late 1800s. It was recorded that the school had no well and water was carried from a neighboring farm by two boys using a bucket on a broom stick.

Here is a newspaper article from The Carthage Press:

North of Neck City, May 13, 1914 – Miss Mary Harbison closed a most successful term of school at the Pine school house Friday, May 8th and as a token of their appreciation for Miss Mary’s efforts toward making the school the success that it has been, the patrons of the district gathered at the school with well filled baskets and a sumptuous dinner, such as only farmer’s wives can prepare, was enjoyed by all. 

Prizes were awarded to the following for receiving the most headmarks in their classes:

A. class, Stealey Honey; B. class, Miss Mildred Laub; C. class, Miss Florence Laub. The scholars presented Miss Mary with a nice water set.

The Carthage Press, May 14, 1914


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 second Tuesday of each month in the Geadalogy 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.