Attendance in the rural schools during the month of November was not up to normal on account of the epidemic and in some instances the extended vacations. We hope that the epidemic may soon lose its virulence and come under control of our physicians to such an extent that our schools will soon be running as usual.
Some awards were issued during the month and the boys and girls are entitled to honorable mention. They were as follows:
Sheridan Township Awards, Lillian Wentzel, Rachael Wenck. Diploma, Mary Wenck.
Kniest Township Diploma Loretta Otto.
Arcadia Township Awards, Arthur Behneman, Walter Englbert.
Grand Township Awards, Viola Harms, George Harms.
Washington Township Awards, Amelia Branning, Walter Branning, John Fonken.
Warren Township Diploma, Elda Musfeldt. Gold button Malinda Musfeldt.
Richland Township Awards, Imogene Ginn. Diploma Helen Sapp.
There will be church services in the churches next Sunday. While the epidemic of Influenza was quite prevalent in and about Manning, it seems to have run its course and not many new cases are expected.
While the board has no authority to compel vaccination for the Influenza, some of the members are of the opinion that the same will help here as it has in other places, and it is left to the parents to have their children vaccinated.