The Yorkton Lions’ School for mentally challenged students on Independent Street, had its official opening on October 12, 1960.
Mayor William Fichtner was in attendance (left by the door) for the ribbon cutting. So, was Norman Roebuck (right — by the door.) Rudy Schick, President of the Lions’ Club presented the keys to Bob Hart, Chairperson of the Yorkton Public School Board. William Fichtner was at the time, President of the Yorkton Association for The Mentally Challenged. Ten pupils were enrolled, Harold Miller was Principal and Kathie Jackson was teacher. William Fichtner Fonds.
This edition of History Corner was originally published in the Oct. 13, 2010 edition of Yorkton This Week.