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Throwback Thursday: Spelling Champs

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Throwback Thursday: Spelling Champs

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May 6, 1919

HARTINGTON — For the third time pupils from school in District 13 won the county spelling championship and the big silver loving cup presented by the Cedar County News as the grand prize for the spelling contest held last Friday at the Cedar County Courthouse.

Another remarkable feature of the contest was that both the first and second prizes were won by pupils from this district. Pauline Heimes, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Heimes, Jr., an eighth grade student, won the gold medal for herself and the cup for the school by winning the contest. 

Mary Hochstein, only nine years of age and a fifth grade pupil, won the silver medal by spelling down 32 other contestants from over 20  schools. 


Many more tidbits of time from the pages of the Cedar County News can be found on the Archives page inside the Cedar County News, or by checking out the E Edition at