A history of violence: Local students look into darker parts of area history

From left, Lucy Buller, Abby Koontz and Caleb Koontz look on a computer. The three worked together on a history project and now are going to nationals. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now
By Wendy Nugent, Newton Now On Nov. 11, 1918, Armistice Day, Burrton townsfolk went to John Schrag’s house, asking him to carry the American flag at the front of their parade. Schrag refused. “Then the American flag dropped to the ground,” said Abby Koontz, 12. The people were mad and wanted to lynch Schrag. Tom Roberts, head of the Anti-Horse Thief Association, said they’d hang


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