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101st Scott Alumni Banquet held Saturday

The 101st banquet meeting of the graduates and former students of Scott High School was held June 14 at the Scott United Methodist Church.

    The Scott School was a brick schoolhouse built in 1900 with a two-year high school. Three-year high school started in 1920 and four-year high school started in 1930.

    Secretary-Treasurer Janet Pheils greeted everyone and President Jack VanAntwerp welcomed everyone and introduced the honored classes of 1944, 1949 and 1954. In attendance from the Class of 1949 was Gordon Swartzentruber and Lorraine Ferguson Simpson. Attending from the Class of 1954 was Roberta Murray Markley and Jack VanAntwerp.

    Special recognition was given to Dean Schaeffer of Quincy, Mass., who was in the Class of 1938. He told about some childhood memories and visiting the Miller Restaurant in Goshen which was owned by his aunt and uncle.

    A potluck supper was served by the women of the church for 45 members and guests.

    Murlyn Myers was the special speaker, presenting the early history of Scott. He and his mother, Blanche Myers, wrote several articles and books on Scott history before Blanche passed away. Murlyn constructed a miniature replica of the town of Scott and uses it to point out the history.

    Officers for next year’s meeting are Jack VanAntwerp and Maurice Weaver, co-presidents, and Janet Pheils, secretary-treasurer.