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Polk Township Historical Society retains officers for 2013

Published February 14. 2013 05:02PM

At the Feb. 4 meeting of the Polk Township Historical Society, all officers were retained for 2013: Norman Burger, president; Dorothy Davidson, vice president; Patricia Foucault, treasurer; and Shirley Haydt, secretary.

Burger passed out calendars of proposed programs for 2013 with a description of the projects.

Harry Koehler is interested in doing the masonry work on the Jonas bake oven that is in the fairgrounds. The oven was moved to that site from the Jonas Hotel.

A quilt show is scheduled for June 9 at the Polk Township Firehouse.

Roy Christman has been sorting through materials and donated some photographs and newspaper clippings.

It was announced that the Johnny Burger sawmill, which the society toured last year, has been closed.

A Native American display has been placed at the library as part of the 250th anniversary celebration. Burger will be visiting the Polk Elementary School and invited a woman to come along dressed in early costume.

Burger will be borrowing artifacts from the other townships that were cut from what was once Chestnuthill Township. It was split into the four townships that now make up Pleasant Valley School District.

The Chestnuthill Anniversary Committee will have a display table Feb. 26 at the Night of Unity in the high school.

The March 4 meeting will be a show and tell program.

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