It has been 50 years since Pike Township school graduated its last eighth grade class. The first graduating class was in May 1939 after 9 1/2 acres were purchased in Winameg to build a two story modern school building with a kitchen and bathrooms.
Pike Township school was opened in the fall of 1938 when students from seven small schools in Pike Township were consolidated with an enrollment of 152 students.
When Pike and York Township schools were consolidated into the Delta and Wauseon school Districts the buildings were reconfigured to accommodate younger students through the sixth grade. The Pike and York buildings were utilized a few more decades with Pike shutting its doors in 1987 and York in 1997.
The Pike Township School reunion is slated to be held in Delta this year at the shelter house on Taylor Street, Saturday, Aug. 19 and we will be spotlighting the last class to graduate from the eighth grade at Pike Township.
All persons with interest in Pike Township school are welcome to join in for a potluck lunch at 1 p.m. and lots of reminiscing in the afternoon.