A history lesson that isn’t boring


Northwood intermediate student C.J. Goeffena, 10, of Sidney, son of Stacy and Brad Goeffena, works an apple press.

Northwood intermediate student C.J. Goeffena, 10, of Sidney, son of Stacy and Brad Goeffena, works an apple press.


Jackson Center 4th graders Ethan Tuttle, left to right, 10, of Jackson Center, son of Jess Burden, Dawson Thomas, 9, of DeGraff, son of Caleb Thomas and Christen Thomas, and Shane Egbert, of Jackson Center, listen as Shelby County Historical Society representative Linda Develvis, of Sidney, teaches them proper manners as she schools them on what a pioneer schoolroom was like.


Northwood Intermediate students look at a homemade rake.


John DeBoer, center, of Dayton, beats a drum as he leads a group of fourth graders in a Native American snake dance during Pioneer Days. Pioneer Days was hosted by the Shelby County Historical Society at the Shelby County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Oct. 2. All fourth graders in Shelby County attended. Students taking part in the snake dance are, left to right, Hardin-Houston students Amber Young, 9, daughter of Megan and Greg Young, Greyson Hamilton, 9, son of Bryan Hamilton and Kasey Gregory, Elizabeth Fogt, 10, all of Houston, daughter of Leann and Andrew Fogt, and Payten Vickers, 10, of Sidney, daughter of T.J. and Casandra Webb. Students rotated around stations that taught different aspects of early pioneer life.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

John DeBoer, center, of Dayton, beats a drum as he leads a group of fourth graders in a Native American snake dance during Pioneer Days. Pioneer Days was hosted by the Shelby County Historical Society at the Shelby County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Oct. 2. All fourth graders in Shelby County attended. Students taking part in the snake dance are, left to right, Hardin-Houston students Amber Young, 9, daughter of Megan and Greg Young, Greyson Hamilton, 9, son of Bryan Hamilton and Kasey Gregory, Elizabeth Fogt, 10, all of Houston, daughter of Leann and Andrew Fogt, and Payten Vickers, 10, of Sidney, daughter of T.J. and Casandra Webb. Students rotated around stations that taught different aspects of early pioneer life.

Northwood intermediate student C.J. Goeffena, 10, of Sidney, son of Stacy and Brad Goeffena, works an apple press.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/10/web1_DSC_3208.jpgNorthwood intermediate student C.J. Goeffena, 10, of Sidney, son of Stacy and Brad Goeffena, works an apple press.

Jackson Center 4th graders Ethan Tuttle, left to right, 10, of Jackson Center, son of Jess Burden, Dawson Thomas, 9, of DeGraff, son of Caleb Thomas and Christen Thomas, and Shane Egbert, of Jackson Center, listen as Shelby County Historical Society representative Linda Develvis, of Sidney, teaches them proper manners as she schools them on what a pioneer schoolroom was like.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/10/web1_DSC_1197.jpgJackson Center 4th graders Ethan Tuttle, left to right, 10, of Jackson Center, son of Jess Burden, Dawson Thomas, 9, of DeGraff, son of Caleb Thomas and Christen Thomas, and Shane Egbert, of Jackson Center, listen as Shelby County Historical Society representative Linda Develvis, of Sidney, teaches them proper manners as she schools them on what a pioneer schoolroom was like.

Northwood Intermediate students look at a homemade rake.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/10/web1_DSC_3320.jpgNorthwood Intermediate students look at a homemade rake.

John DeBoer, center, of Dayton, beats a drum as he leads a group of fourth graders in a Native American snake dance during Pioneer Days. Pioneer Days was hosted by the Shelby County Historical Society at the Shelby County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Oct. 2. All fourth graders in Shelby County attended. Students taking part in the snake dance are, left to right, Hardin-Houston students Amber Young, 9, daughter of Megan and Greg Young, Greyson Hamilton, 9, son of Bryan Hamilton and Kasey Gregory, Elizabeth Fogt, 10, all of Houston, daughter of Leann and Andrew Fogt, and Payten Vickers, 10, of Sidney, daughter of T.J. and Casandra Webb. Students rotated around stations that taught different aspects of early pioneer life.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/10/web1_SDN100319PioneerDay-1.jpgJohn DeBoer, center, of Dayton, beats a drum as he leads a group of fourth graders in a Native American snake dance during Pioneer Days. Pioneer Days was hosted by the Shelby County Historical Society at the Shelby County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Oct. 2. All fourth graders in Shelby County attended. Students taking part in the snake dance are, left to right, Hardin-Houston students Amber Young, 9, daughter of Megan and Greg Young, Greyson Hamilton, 9, son of Bryan Hamilton and Kasey Gregory, Elizabeth Fogt, 10, all of Houston, daughter of Leann and Andrew Fogt, and Payten Vickers, 10, of Sidney, daughter of T.J. and Casandra Webb. Students rotated around stations that taught different aspects of early pioneer life. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News