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Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 27, 1920

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

Sept. 27, 1920


The people of Jacksonville are opposed to having the 25 pupils of their high school attending the Medford high school and want a high school of their own in the county seat, no matter what the cost, as was shown in the special election of the Jacksonville school district held last week, when by a vote of 43 to 5, the school patrons decided to discontinue the present arrangement of having the pupils attend Medford high.

It will be remembered that recently because the Jacksonville school board had been unable to obtain the requisite number of teachers for the high school, the pupils of the latter school were sent to Medford. They will continue to attend the school here until the county seat board obtains a complete faculty.

The Jacksonville board must also obtain a new principal for the schools of that, as after it was decided to send the high school pupils here the contract between Principal Godward and the school board was canceled by mutual consent.


Altho there seems to be no doubt that the petitions for the removal of the court house will eventually be accepted by the county court and the question placed on the ballot for the November election, the petitions, which contain over 2,681 signatures, have not yet been received by the county court, which has set next Friday as the final time for formally receiving the petitions.

In the meantime while certain compromise regulations are being complied by those in charge of the signatures campaign, all those voters who have not yet signed the petitions may have until next Thursday to do so.

The petitions matter was considered by the county court Saturday afternoon with both sides represented. Paul Janney, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce committee in charge of the taking of the signatures and Porter J. Neff represented the adherents of the proposed court house removal, and Colonel H. H. Sargent of Jacksonville, represented the opponents.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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