DeWitt High School offered basketball for the boys. Also offered may have been the sports of baseball and track. Further
information is needed regarding the exploits of DeWitt High. We are sure there are some great stories of the
successes of the athletic teams and accomplishments of the students of DWHS.
**From Deb Peavey:
"i actually went to school at DeWitt Illinois for my fifth grade and my sisters Evelyn and Lori Ann
also went to school their in 1970-71. Right before they closed it and we went to Clinton Illinois. Is it for sale cause im
interested in it. My sister's names were seen on the blackboard in the 1st & 2nd grade room. It would be Evelyn
Sue and Lori Ann Peavey."
**From Vernon Troxel:
"I recall playing basketball in the DeWitt gym, probably early 40's. The backboards touched the ceiling.
The locals knew how to pass. We visitors hit the ceiling. We dressed in the coal bin. I played for Wapella
**From Dennis Downey:
"While traveling down Ill. 54 on Tuesday, I stopped in Dewitt (pop. 200). Here is what I found of the Dewitt school on
the southeastern section of the town. There is one main street with one store, a small park, a township hall, and the
neat remains of the school. Here are four pictures."
Need Your Help
We are hopeful an area "buff" will fill in the open areas regarding the history and accomplishments of DeWitt High School. If
you have any information you can offer, please complete a CONTACT US
form. We would really like to share a photo of the old school building and students of the
DeWitt High School historic past. You can e-mail us photos at firstname.lastname@example.org
or write to us at:
Illinois HS Glory Days
6439 N. Neva St.
Chicago, Il. 60631