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 24.



The Flint Lake Mothers' Club of Center township, three miles north of Valparaiso, was organized on February 9, 1921, by the late Mrs. Louise Shauer at her Flint Lake Orchard home. The first group of officers was Mrs Louise Shauer, president; Mrs. Lena Specht, vice president; Mrs. Alice Purdy, secretary; and Mrs. Jesse Bradley, treasurer.

The purposes of the club are to co-operate in the social and business activities of the Flint Lake neighborhood and school. The members have worked faithfully with the Parent-Teacher association that the school might be a better place for children to attend.

The charter members of the club were: Louise Shauer, Lena Specht, Alice Purdy, Jessie Bradley, Mary Buzalski, Florence Berlin, Helen Carsterson, Emma Claussen, Ida Clark, Margaret Dixon, Gertrude Hughart, Ellen Kuehl, Mary Kamaski, Margaret Bundy Lytle, Selma Lindholm, Retta Odgen, Nannie Ostedt, Bessie Schan, Marie Schan, Ada Shacu, Nell Shauer, Beatrice Sherman, Marie Schlesinger, Lillian Wheeler.

The present officers are: Ellen Kuehl, president; Gertrude Hughart, first vice president; Ada Schau, second vice president; Ogly Ridgley, secretary; Bonnie Kinne, treasurer.

Article transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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