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The History of Minford (Rural) Local School District
1923 - 1969

1924 Electric bells are installed in classrooms
1924 - 1925 First MHS yearbook is published
June 30, 1928 Albert L. Mattoon Leaves Position as Supervising Principal 
1929 Will Block Path of Book Agents in The Rural Schools
1930 School name changed to Minford Local School (formerly Minford Rural School)
August 24, 1930  Pearley Gaskill Becomes Superintendent, Harry Bitzer Becomes MHS Principal 
1931 Miss Poston, Dean of Girls
April 7, 1932 Pearley Gaskill Rehired as Superintendent
May 28, 1933 Pearley Gaskill Ousted as Supervising Principal
Bitzer Out as Principal, McKinley in as Superintendent
August 8, 1933  V. Leland Gilliland Hired as Supervising Principal, Roy Pfleger Hired as Basketball Coach 
1934 10+ mill issue approved
1935 MHS students are Scioto County Debate champs
June 17, 1936 V. Leland Gilliland Rehired as Superintendent
1936 Building expansion project--classrooms added, gymnasium enlarged
July 27, 1938 V. Leland Gilliand Resigns as Superintendent 
1939 - 1947 MHS Students Fight WWII
1940 Fire Destroys First Grade Building
1941 Flu Epidemic Closes Schools
1946 Yearbook Dedication to MHS Students Killed in WWII
1947 Cafeteria is completed
1947 First PTA is organized at Minford
1950 - 1951 Building expansion--Gymnasium is 2nd largest in Scioto County
1950 - 1952 MHS Students Help Fight Korean Conflict
November 4, 1953 County Superintendent E. O. McCowan Passes Away 
1954 US Department of Health allocates $138,450 for Minford
May 21, 1956 Ed Hall Named Elementary School Principal 
June 18, 1956 Albert Hull Named Principal of Minford High School 
September 2, 1957 Albert Hull Resigns to Accept Employment in Arizona; Ed Hall Become MHS Principal 
February 9, 1958 Former Superintendent, Pearley Gaskill, Passes Away 
August 27, 1959 Ed Hall Out as Principal, Jacob Frowine In as Principal at MHS 
September 2, 1960 Harold Everling Becomes Principal at MHS (left West after 14 years) 
July 21, 1961 Ed Hall Chosen as Executive Head
1963 Schools Closed to Honor Late President Kennedy
June 5, 1964 Harold Everling Hired as Executive Head 
1963 - 1975 MHS Students Help Fight Viet Nam Conflict
April 29, 1964 Students Walk Out to Protest Ousting of Superintendent Ed Hall 
1966 Ken Lauderback, Lucinda Lauderback are Top Scioto County Spellers
April 30, 1969 Superintendent William Phillis Leaves Minford 
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