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NACS breaks ground on new elementary school

December 19, 2018

Northwest Allen County Schools today celebrated the groundbreaking of its eighth elementary building with a shovels-in-dirt ceremony followed by the unconventional approach of moving earth with a dozer operated by Superintendent Chris Himsel.

 

“That part was fun,” said Himsel, who grew up on a farm and operated heavy machinery for previous jobs.

 

About two dozen people gathered for the brief event along the two-lane Hathaway Road.

 

An elementary school is expected to open on the site, a former soybean field, in fall 2020.

 

Voters approved the project in May as part of a nearly $34 million referendum.

 

“It’s fantastic to get it started,” Himsel said.

 

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