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Minatare schools break ground on shelter
April 01, 2016 Jerry Purvis   

Jerry Purvis/Gering Citizen Celebrating the breaking of ground on Minatare’s bomb shelter with shovels in hand are, from left: school board members Larry Randolph, Gary Koke, Alicia Hassel, Superintendent Tim Cody, board members Jana Schwartz and Kyle Metzger, and Brandon Rajewich, a representative of the contracting company.

For the past 20 years, the Minatare Schools has been working toward building an emergency shelter and community room at the high school. On a cold and windy March 25 morning, that dream started to become a reality.

Mayor Jerry Harms, longtime residents and members of the Minatare School Board braved the elements to shovel the first piles of dirt, officially starting the project.

Tim Cody, who has been Minatare’s Scho...

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