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Former Benton High School recycled for community use

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Patrick Moore, a senior at Kelly High School and member of the FFA organization, works to knock plaster off the wall in one of the rooms at the old Benton High School. Some group members volunteered to work in the building, which two community groups have began the process of renovating. Michelle Felter, Staff
BENTON -- For years, Benton residents and members of community organizations there have wanted to restore some of the life to the former Benton High School Building.

"We've been planning on doing something for a long time, but there weren't any funds," said Jeffrey Scherer, treasurer of the town's Chamber of Commerce. The group formerly owned the building and was involved in plans to spruce up the building.

But the Chamber of Commerce's sale of about 10 acres of land within the

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