The Tri-Village News reported in August 1979 that a Grandview teacher had been selected as a contributor to the design of a U.S. postage stamp.

Michael Weddle is known in the community as a popular, longtime teacher at Edison Elementary School, and also as a guide at the Ohio Statehouse.

In 1978, Weddle submitted a drawing of a one-room schoolhouse (right) with the legend "America's Schools -- Laying Foundations for the Future" as a suggested design for a stamp in the Americana Series.

The postal service liked the idea, but chose a real school in North Dakota to be featured in the drawing; it kept Weddle's suggested legend nearly intact.

The 30-cent stamp (left) was issued in 1979.

According to the Tri-Village News article, both Weddle and the artist of the chosen school were invited to the stamp-issuing ceremony in North Dakota.