School District No. 117 was formed on December 6, 1901. It consisted of all of Sections 3, Township 15, Range 7, the West half of Section 2, Township 15, Range 7 and the North half of the Southeast quarter of Section 4, Township 15, Range 7. Jesse M. Galloway was the County Superintendent.
A report filed by Henry Peterson, director in 1901 showed 53 children on the school census.
Office of the County Superintendent, Saunders County, "District #117 - Colon" (1976). Saunders County Bicentennial Educational History. 11.