The following newspaper article, hand-identified as being from a May 16, 1984, "Sixty Years Ago" column in the Lowell Tribune, was found in the local history clipping files at the Lowell Public Library:
M.W. Kelsey, township trustee, sold the Buckley school house at auction last Saturday and the building with the several outbuildings was sold to W.H. Boyd. This is one of the old landmarks of the country. The buildings will be torn down and moved away. The bell on the school house was sold to J.L. Buckley, and was shipped to Humbolt, Neb., where it will be erected in the brick yard. Joe thought the bell did good service in calling him to school when he was a boy and would do equal good service in the brick yard.