The Vidette-Messenger Centennial EditionThe 1936 special edition celebrating Porter County's centennial year . . . .

The following article has been transcribed from the August 18, 1936, issue of The Vidette-Messenger, published in Valparaiso, Indiana. This particular special edition focuses on Porter County's centennial celebration and contains a 94-page compendium of Porter County history up to that time.

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Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 18, 1936; Volume 10, Section 2, Page 21.



Valparaiso school children have the benefit of a high class nursing service that has been instrumental during the last seven years in guarding the health of the 2,000 pupils attending the local schools.

Miss Dorothy Smith, who came here from Spencer, Ind., is at the head of the nursing service. Miss Smith has proved herself a most excellent official in addition to an untiring worker at all times.

Miss Smith makes a general inspection of all pupils from time to time; keeps in close touch with the teachers on matters of health problems, and cooperates with the medical fraternity at all times.

Beginning August 1, Miss Smith inaugurated a roundup program of inspection of pre-school children with the idea of correcting any defects before they enter school. The various P. T. A. councils of the city and other ladies are assisting in the work, which promises to be fruitful in improving the work of the pupils in school.

In addition to her nursing duties and inspections, Miss Smith acts as a sort of attendance officer. She checks up on all pupils who are absent from school to ascertain if they are ill. In this way an attendance check is maintained that could not be obtained in any other way.

Article transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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