Edrie Swanson, "Winter in a Country School," In The Midst Of, Cokato Historical Society (Winter, 1984) vol. 2 no. 2.
This is the way it was the winter of 1943 in Myrback, a one-room school located nine miles northeast of Cokato, at the
crossroads and on the hill. With the excitement of the Christmas program and its auction of donated articles to raise funds for library books, and the two-week vacation over it was back to school routine. Bundled in mittens, scarves, and four buckle overshoes, the eleven students enrolled in grades one through eight reluctantly trudged through the snow which covered the field (sometimes used as shortcuts) and the seldom traveled roads to the chilly classroom.
The teacher had arrived in her Model A, which was equipped not with snow tires, but with chains.
Rachel Olson, "Chargers Cross Country 1972-Present." In The Midst Of, Cokato Historical Society (October, 2020) vol. 40 no. 4.
1989 D-C Harriers—two first place trophies. Back: Kevin Carlin and Scott Sunblad. Standing: David Wilde, Shawn Weber, N Ylitalo, Kevin Roberts, Shane Weber, D.Lundeen. Seated: Char Reinke, Kevin Borg, Melinda Yerka. Front: Karl Hillstrom, Jamie Jorgenson and Adam Kleiwer.
The first Cross Country (CC) program at D-C started during the fall of 1972, the same year that the Dassel and Cokato High Schools consolidated. The first team consisted of Scott Haglund, Kevin Wiley, Lee Bobrowske, Bruce Isaacson, Boyd Sorenson, Tim Reed, John Russell, George Dorr, and was coached by George Keith.
Museum Staff, "Country Schools," In The Midst Of, Cokato Historical Society (November, 2019) vol. 39 no. 4.
From the late 1890s and early 1900s, approximately 21 country schools dotted Stockholm, French Lake, and Cokato townships. Built during an era with no bus service, country schools were constructed to be within a mile or so walking distance for students. Primarily a one-room school house filled with grades 1-7, each grade had to take turns at lessons with the teacher. After completing country school, students either went right to work, or commuted to Cokato Public School for high school. Although relatively similar in concept, each country school experience was a little different.
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