Historic Sites of Manitoba: Twin Creek School No. 2260 (RM of Hanover)
The Twin Creek School District was established formally in May 1935 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SW21-7-6E in the Rural Municipality of Hanover. On 9 January 1967, the building was destroyed by fire. It was not rebuilt. Instead, students were bused to Blumenort School and, a few months later, the district was formally consolidated with Blumenort and later with the Hanover School Division. The site and teacherage were sold for $4,000.
Among the teachers who worked at Twin Creek School were Lydia Neufeld, Vernon Toews, J. A. Guenther, Howard Reimer, Erica Penner (1948-1949), Jacob M. Klassen (1949-1952), Helmuth Klassen, Jake Klassen, Werner Rempel (1961-1963), George K. Reimer, Alvin Neustaedter, Peter Kehler, Elaine Rempel, Mary Giesbrecht, Wendy Reimer, and John Ryan “Jack” Klassen (1965-1967).
In 2013, a commemorative sign was erected at the site by the EastMenn Historical Society.
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.
Schools - Our Heritage: From 46 School Districts to Hanover Unitary School Division (1878-1968) by John K. Schellenberg, The Board of The Hanover School Division No. 15, May 1985, ISBN 0-919673-93-7.
Manitoba School Records Collection, Twin Creek School District No. 2260 - Daily Registers, GR2656, Archives of Manitoba.
Gilbert Abram Reimer (1938-1974), FindAGrave.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 16 February 2023