The Colyer School is located east of Lone Star. It is unknown when the district, District No. 42, was organized. The first school was located across the road from the Progressive Church of the Brethren. The district closed in 1962 with kids being sent to Exceline and Central for the 1962-63 school year and then to Marion Springs. The building is now used as a hay barn.
Less than a year after unveiling seven collector coins celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Man of Steel, this morning at Fan Expo in Toronto the Royal Canadian Mint introduced four more, featuring iconic Superman comic book covers.
The superhero’s milestone anniversary and Toronto roots were also celebrated last year with a set of stamps from Canada Posts. Although Superman was created in 1933 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster when they were teenagers living in Cleveland, Shuster was actually born in Toronto, and lived there until age 9 or 10. He worked as a newspaper boy for the Toronto Daily Star, whose building served as a model for the Daily Planet (originally called the Daily Star).
“Canadians from coast to coast to coast recall Superman’s adventures in the comic books of their youth and still follow his adventures today,” Minister Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, said in a statement. “Our government is proud that the Royal Canadian Mint has created this coin series to preserve his legacy and to promote the values that the Man of Steel embodies.”
Is it me or has Canada done more to celebrate Superman over the years than American companies Warner Bros. and DC Comics have?
Walter C. Houk, Sr. married Elizabeth “Betty” Sutton on September 10, 1938. Walter died during the Battle of the Bulge. Walter was one of roughly 19,000 Americans killed in what would be the bloodiest battle the Americans would fight in World War II.
WALTER C HOUK SR
PFC 119 INF
WORLD WAR II
JUNE 10 1917 JAN 21 1945
Stull Cemetery, Stull, Kanwaka Township, Douglas County, Kansas