A brief history of Willow City School (#12 on the driving map, located at 2501 Ranch Road 1323): Built in 1905. Consolidated in 1961. Some students brought lunch in half-pint jars with their names carved on the lids. At other schools, students used lard or molasses buckets with a wire handle, white flour bags, or later even lunch boxes. There was always a designated place where lunches were stored. Lunches consisted of homemade bread, boiled eggs, butter and jelly bread, headcheese or kochkäse (cooked cheese), and dried meat or sausage, in addition to fruit and cookies.
Current activities: The Willow City Community Club was formed in 1961 and meets monthly on the first Friday evening at 7:30 to play "42" dominoes. The building is also used for many other community and private activities.
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