Silvis board OKs track and field shed


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Posted Online: Dec. 05, 2012, 9:52 pm
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By Anthony Watt, awatt@qconline.com
Silvis School Board members on Wednesday night gave unanimous approval to the construction of a shed for track and field events at Northeast Junior High School.

The 14-by-24-foot shed is expected to cost between $20,000 and $30,000. When completed, it will hold track equipment such as hurdles and starting blocks, superintendent Ray Bergles said.

The board met in a special session Wednesday to vote on the project.


















 




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