Teacher- My Paternal Grandpa

My Grandpa Kenneth Max Papenfuss, taught at Ricks College for many years. He was at the college until I was about 7.  I found an article in the local paper this week on him on Ancestry. Ahhh I was so excited!!!! It’s announcing when he was appointed to teach at the college! So cool! Here’s the article and the index of the article:

Papenfuss, Kenneth Max_Teaching at Ricks College_Rexburg Idaho_1965

Kenneth Max Papenfuss will teach at Ricks College

“Teacher Added To Ricks Staff”
Rexburg, June 17– An instructor in business education has been appointed to the Ricks college facility for the 1965-1966 school year announced President John L. Clarke, Wednesday.

Named to the position was Kenneth M. Papenfuss, currently residing in Dixon, Montana, where he was superintendent of schools the past year. He is a native of St. Ignatius, Mont.

Prior to acting as superintendent in Montana, Papenfuss was head of the commercial department of the Latter-day Saint Church College of New Zealand. He also has taught various commercial subjects at two other school districts in Montana.

Papenfuss received his master of Education degree from Montana State University in 1959. He obtained his bachelor of art’s degree from the same institution, majoring in business administration and minoring in history and political science.

President Clarke indicated that the new faculty member is an active Latter-day Saint having served as counselor in a branch presidency, ward bishopric, and stake mission. He is married to the former ***** ****** and they have four children; ******* ** 8; ******** 5; **** 3; and ***** 2.

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From this article I learned that Grandpa had been a superintendent in Montana. I had no idea! I wonder if he is in any newspapers for that position (adding that to the to-do list).

It’s so fun to find newspaper articles on your ancestors!

What newspaper articles have you found on your ancestors? Did you learn anything new about them in it?



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