What was school like 100 years ago? The Hartsburg-Emden students had the opportunity to find out thanks to Mr. Bob Cross and the Emden Historical Society. September 13 and 15th students in grades k-5 spent a day in the re-constructed Bethel one-room School. Students did writing with slates and chalk, turn-of-the –century recess games, and enjoyed the history lesson given by Ms. Norma Bathe, our School Marm. Long-term teacher at Hartem, Ms. Bathe presented excellent information about life in 1912. Mrs. Betty Gail Wagoner, History Society volunteer shared pictures of her class from Bethel School. Mr. Bob Cross, pointed out unique areas of the building. Thanks to all who helped make the day possible – especially Emden School Teachers, Mrs. Curry, Mrs. Struebing, Mrs. Wilmert, Mrs. Johnson, Miss Dirks, and Mrs. Meeker. The event is the official kick-off for the Emden Celebration of 100 years of continuously educating children. Kids Come First!