Residents to celebrate 100th anniversary of Rock Creek School this weekend
Area residents this weekend will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Rock Creek School, a red brick one-room school house in the northwest corner of Miami County.
The Rock Creek School built in 1910 replaced an earlier school house, and students attended class in the building until 1966.
Community members who live in the area will have an anniversary celebration from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the school, which is 2.5 miles east of Wellsville at West 231st Street and Pressonville Road.
Former Lawrence school principal Janet Broers — a rural Franklin County resident whose husband, Harley Broers, attended his first eight grades at Rock Creek School — said anyone is welcome at the event. Organizers are targeting anyone who attended or has a family connection to the school and asking them to bring old photos to share.
Volunteers from the community in 1974 purchased the building from the school district for $1, and it is used for community suppers, wedding, reunions and other parties. Classes from neighboring districts also visit to spend a day learning about school days in the early 1900s.
To reach the school from Kansas Highway 33 in Wellsville turn east on Stafford Road, which turns into 231st Street.