Dana's first school was a 3-room building erected by the Township in 1875 at a cost of $2,200, and over the door bore the inscription "Keep Out of Debt." It burned in 1892 and the north end of the building was erected to form the first high school in Helt Township. The south side of the building was erected in 1925, and in 1961 the school was closed by consolidation.
The Dana High School Alumni committee is going to sponsor a project to have additional copies of a booklet commemorating Dana's Centennial (which was 1974) printed and sell for a revenue producing means.
The Clintonian has made copies of some of the originals which are still in existence and has made us a quote.
The state of Indiana has closed the Ernie Pyle Historic Site in Dana, Indiana. The state has threatened to auction the entire site off and move the artifacts to Indianapolis. A non-for profit 501 (3) c group the Friends of Ernie Pyle are actively trying to save the site and reopen it. Your help is needed!!! They are accepting donations by two means snail mail at this address.
Friends of Ernie Pyle
P.O. Box 345
Dana, IN 47847
or by electronic means via a PayPal account. To make your donation electronicaly click on the PayPal logo below.