New Market School a big step for that community

By Chuck Kajer

Tuesday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the new elementary school in New Market was a big step in the future of that community.

For many years, children from the eastern portion of the school district have been bused for an hour or more to go to school at elementary schools in New Prague. Generations of students from New Market and rural areas around Webster and Lonsdale have made the trip. It was a necessity, since New Market itself was too small to support its own school.

But as we have seen over the past few years, that is changing.

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