South of the Border: "Whitlash School, 1897-2019: provided a century-plus of learning"
September 25, 2019
Columnist's note: This past July the old Whitlash School was sold by sealed bid. That concluded more than a century of providing elementary education to students in the Whitlash area. Students now attend school in Chester.
The history of the school is one of many examples how the pioneers and subsequent generations adapted to deal with the needs in rural communities. The Whitlash School hung on longer than most pioneer schools. Locals devised ways to acquire physical space for the school and keep it operating. A decreasing population of students caused the demise of the school.