There was a school at the St. James Lutheran Church as early as 1887.
During the early years of World War I, the day school closed because of fears directed against immigrants from Germany and their descendants who still spoke the German language.
In the late 1920s the school was reopened by Rev. G. C. Albers, who taught the school for twenty-five years.
The photo above of the St. James School children is believed to have been taken between 1935-1939. Those pictures are:
Front row: Raymond Ryser, Elwanda Loschke, Ruth Hintz, Thelma Hintz and Anita Albers.
Back row: Clarence Albers, Verna Hintz, Mildred Hintz, Irma Hintz and Helen Stoehner.