Former students, spouses and parents of Barton County District 71 country school, west of Hart’s corner, held their third annual reunion on Aug. 19, at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Those attending were: Bill and Marie (Roach) Stanley, Jimmie and Gary Ellis, Cathy (McNett) Johnson, David Gaunt, Nita (Peterson) Mohr, Richard (Bud) and Marla Brocher. Not pictured are Carley Day (mother of Pam and Mike Day) and Arleen Whittaker, former teacher.
Marie Stanley was in charge of the reunion, aided by Nita Mohr and Marla Brocher. A memorial candle was lit for those former students that are known to be deceased. This includes: Bonnie Dalton, Susie Lindsay, James Borski Dunn, Bobby Ellison, Larry Vinsonhaler, Teresa (Roach) Murray, Clara Roach Ellis (twins), Stevie Stephenson, Freddie Suchy, Roy Louie Moser, Pam (Day) Jackson, Richard Owen, Paul Blazek and Walter Holly Ellis.