CHURCHES, SCHOOLS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Churches and schools were very important to the settlers of any county. Many churches were started in school buildings and later moved to seperate buildings.
This is a copy of a souvenir from Germany School that is owned by Mrs Bud Hamilton whose parents lived in that district and also a souvenir booklet from Gabhart school located in the north east corner of Ottawa County sent to us by William Reed
In the early days there were over 100 school districts in the county, spaced so that children would not have to walk more than two or three miles to get to school. Of those districts there are now only two left, USD 239 and USD 240. There are attendance centers at Minneapolis, Delphos, Tescott and Benninton. At the general election in November of 2002 the North Dist. voted to close the Delphos center.
This picture of Sleepy Hollow was taken about the turn of the century
The Bennington alumni list can be found in the school page
The list of U S D Board members was copied from a plaque in the District Office
Bennington Churches are listed below
BENNINGTON BIBLE CHURCH history:
web siteof the BENNINGTON BIBLE CHURCH
UNITED CHURCH OF BENNINGTON history
WEB SITE OF THE UNITED CHURCH
The Bennington Lions Club is very active in Bennington. Each year they sponsor a rodeo in the spring with profits going to scholarships and youth activities.
The Bennington Improvement Group works to promote a better town with cleanup days, restoring historical buildings and youth work