The OES visited Dixon-Israel Middle School on July 1, 2001. Located outside Eaton, this building was constructed in the mid-to-late 1800s as Dixon Township High School, part of Dixon-Israel Schools. It merged with Eaton City Schools in the 1960s. The Dixon-Israel Middle School was still in use when we visited and is where Corrine, who was so kind to show us around, attended her middle school years. Its days were numbered though. Through a new tax levy passed by voters, a new high school for Eaton was built and the students at Dixon-Israel were relocated to the old Eaton High School. After the move, Dixon-Israel Middle School was shut down. Dixon-Israel Middle School was demolished sometime between 2004 & 2005. A small memorial now stands on the former school grounds. The Dixon-Israel school reminded us of the architecture of a former school near Columbus, the old Hamilton Township High School along Rohr Road (now apartments). The two schools were probably built around the same time period. (Thanks to Robert Moysey and Dena Raby for the updated information).