10/11/18 – 8:29 A.M.
The former St. Wendelin Elementary School is set for demolition later this year. The parish will hold a goodbye ceremony for the building on October 20. The event starts at 4 p.m. with a Mass at 4:30. A spaghetti dinner will follow in the parish hall.
Director Jon Hay says while they initially planned to move the kindergarten through eighth-grade students back into the building, it would have cost around $1 million to renovate. Hay says the building is no longer safe, and has mold and structural issues.
St. Wendelin stopped using the building in 2010, when they moved all students into the high school due to declining enrollment. St. Wendelin closed its high school in 2017.
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