PILGER, Neb. (AP) _ The middle school in Pilger that was heavily damaged by a tornado last month will be torn down on Friday. The school and most of the town of 350 people was severely damaged by a tornado on June 16. Two people were killed in the storm.
The Wisner-Pilger school board decided the middle school building in Pilger couldn't be salvaged. The district plans to put up three portable classrooms for the middle school's 75 students near the district's elementary school in Wisner.
School officials ask the public to maintain a safe distance from the demolition site which begins at 8 a.m. Friday. Individual bricks from the middle school will be made available, at no cost, to Pilger residents and alumni of the school that wish to have a keepsake from the school. These bricks will be piled in the northwest corner of the middle school lot.