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1945 Stearns School 4th grade class

This group of eager students is from Stearns School in 1945. This image of 4th grade youngsters is one of several pictures on display at Stearns School beginning on Saturday, Oct. 7 and continuing the following week of October. Stearns School celebrates its 100th year in existence in 2017. The building will be open on Oct. 7 for viewing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A special anniversary cake with be served at the open house. This is in conjunction with the Columbus Heritage Festival on that day. (Photo from the Polk County Historical Museum collection. Submitted by John Vining)