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Screen shot 2014-05-02 at 8.30.19 AMImmanuel Lutheran School Celebrates 150th Anniversary June 1, 2014

For 150 years, Immanuel Lutheran School of rural Courtland has been providing students a solid foundation in a Christian education while teaching the fundamentals of reading, writing, and artimatic. During its history, the subjects may have changed, but the focus is still the same – a foundation in a Christ-centered education.
This year, the school will commemorate the sesquicentennial year of educating students with a special church service on Sunday, June 1 at 9:30 AM. This service will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church, located 3 miles east of Courtland along Nicollet County Road 25. The theme of the event is “Built on the Rock – 150 Years of Growing Faithful Disciples.”
Former and current teachers and principals, past and present students, and others are invited to a special celebration of the school. A freewill offering lunch will also be served at the school following the church service. The public is invited to come; however, RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. Please contact Mark Fitzner at 507-359-2691 or email by Thursday, May 15th.
A cookbook complete with the history and special memories provided by current and former students, parents, past and present teachers, etc. of Immanuel Lutheran School (ILS) is being compiled. If you, a family member, or a friend have ties to ILS and would like to contribute a recipe or story/memory to the cookbook, please contact Jodi Goff at or 507-276-4322 for more information. Recipes, stories, and memories can be brought to the celebration on June 1. The deadline for the cookbook submission is early June.
As a rural country church, ILS has a rich history being one of the oldest schools in the state of Minnesota dating back to 1864. Some history stories include a barn near the school for the horses to rest during the school day and take the children home after school. Or, a hearse converted into the first school bus for ILS. At one time, the church had 3 school locations to accommodate the distance that children had to walk to school, especially during the winter. The current school was built in 1949. Since then, 4 building additions have been added to meet the needs of the growing school.
Immanuel Lutheran School is a nationally accredited Christian day school supported by Immanuel Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) in rural Courtland. Currently, there are 65+ students that attend the school grades Preschool (3 year old) to 8th grade. ILS is home of The Braves.