The Sherman County Historical Society received $3,000 in a matching grant from the Sherman County Community Foundation. The grant monies were used to put new shingles on the Austin Schoolhouse. Matching funds were raised through donations, museum tours, and book sales despite the Covid-19 virus that curtailed many of our regular fund-raising activities for 2020. The shingling project was finished this summer and has an additional luster to the school that has been on the historical grounds since 1999 when it was donated by the Stobbe family.
Left to right: Donna Trompke, President, Becky Butler, Vice-president, Rose Ann Kowalski, Treasurer, Betty Kuszak, Foundation director, and Alec Baillie, Foundation board member. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Hickman, Sherman County Times)