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Boertje Holding Book Signing

A local author will be signing copies of her book  about rural schoolhouses this week. Helen Boertje studied the history of these schools, and explains what they were like in her book “When One Room Fit All: The Country Schools of Marion County, Iowa.” Boertje says many of the schools consolidated in the 1960’s in response to beliefs that the schools weren’t providing as good of an education as town schools, and farm families were shrinking which meant less students. Boertje will be at the Vermeer Windmill Gift Shop from 4-6pm on Friday.