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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Huns Valley School / Polonia School No. 732 (Highway 5, Neepawa)

The Huns Valley School District was established formally in December 1886 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SW28-16-16-W in the Rural Municipality of Rosedale. Renamed Polonia School District in 1934, the district was dissolved in 1968 and its catchment area became part of the Beautiful Plains School Division. The former school building was moved to Neepawa where it was used for an agricultural implement dealership.

The teachers of Huns Valley School were Michael Ruby (1887-?), Edward Barton (?-1896), Malcolm Campbell (1897-1897), James A. McNulty (1897-1903), B. Giles (1903-1904), John H. McDougall (1904-1908), Henry Wilson (1908), Bert Smith (1908-1909), Father Antoni Plucinski (1909-1911), John S. Pazdor (1911-1912), L. B. Wolanczyk (1912-1913), Bert Smith (1913), John Dybeck (1913-1916), Joseph Terlecki (1916), Grace H. Hall (1916-1919), John S. Pazdor (1919-1922), J. A. Houston (1922-1923), Iva May Eros (1923-1924), R. Koppa (1924-1926), Edna Robertson (1926-1927), Verna Coad (1927-1928), George Cusack (1928-1929), Thomas Ambrose Farenhurst (1929-1933), Sister Clara Maserek (1933-1934), Joseph Terlecki (1934-1935), Sister Margarita Zagol (1934-1936), Sister Eleanore Grzymalowski (1936-1937), Sister Clara Maserek (1937-1941), Sister Hiltrude Kolodyczuk (1941-1949), Sister Clara Maserek (1949-1950), Sister Martha Kwolik (1949-1951), Sister Margarita Zagol (1951), Sister Gerarda Pura (1951), Sister Eleanor Grzymalowski (1952-1954), Sister Boniface Zentner (1954-1955), Sister Alfred Chwaliboga (1955-1956), Mrs. Andy Cook (1955-1956), Mrs. Les Graham (1956-1967), and Ken Germain (1967-1968).

Huns Valley School

Huns Valley School (no date) by W. C. Hartley
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 116.

The former Huns Valley School

The former Huns Valley School (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1161.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.23463, W99.47848
denoted by symbol on the map above


One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

Marriage and death registrations [Iva May Eros], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

We thank Glen Gibbons for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Denise Kolesar.

Page revised: 17 July 2022

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