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After 3 long years, new school about ready in Greensburg

GREENSBURG, Kan. | Three years after a tornado destroyed their town and their schools, Greensburg students are close to having a new place to learn.

Greensburg school superintendent Darin Headrick says the town's $49.4 million school is about 80 percent finished, and will be ready for classes by the fall.

Students have been using double-wide trailers since a May 4, 2007, tornado destroyed every school facility in town.

Town and school leaders decided to build one facility for all the districts' students, so they could share a gymnasium, library and cafeteria.

Headrick says private, federal, state and insurance money have paid for 98 percent of the project.

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