School: Neillsville South Side (Riedel Returns - 1973)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Riedel, Makie, O’Connell

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/26/1973

Neillsville South Side (Riedel Returns - 1973)

Duane Riedel, elementary supervisor in the Marshfield Public School system and a former Neillsville Southside grade school principal, has accepted the elementary principalship in the Neillsville Public School system. He will assume his new duties August 1.

Announcement of Mr. Riedel’s appointment was made by Supt. Gerald Makie, who said that the selection follows several weeks of interviews. The new principal will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Daniel O’Connell, who has gone to Freedom as Superintendent of Schools.

Neillsville is no stranger to Mr. Riedel. Before going to Marshfield he served as principal of the Southside Grade School for four years. As such, he was the instructor of many of the young people who have remained in the community and now will have children under him.

A native of the Granton are, Mr. Riedel attended the old Romadka State Graded School; took high school work at Colby; attended Taylor County Normal School for two years; then taught in Eaton Center State Graded School before coming to Neillsville.

He is married and the father of a three-year-old daughter. Mrs. Riedel is a former commercial teacher in the Auburndale School system.



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