Old Bloomer Elementary School building demolished

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BLOOMER, Wis. (WEAU) -- The Bloomer School District is saying good bye to the old elementary school.

The Bloomer Elementary School building, which was built in the 1960s, was torn down Monday.

Voters passed a referendum in the spring of 2013 to built a new $17 million dollar elementary school, and tear down the old elementary school.

The new elementary school was dedicated at the end of August.

School district superintendent Mary Randall said the whole demolition process will take two to three weeks, because all of the materials are being recycled.

Once that's complete, the property will be sold for commercial use.

Randall said Monday is bittersweet.

"When we talk about saying good bye to a building it evokes a lot of emotions. So there are people who are very sad to see this piece of history go, and there are others who are glad to see a new start for this piece of the area," said Randall.

Randall said the front lot of the old elementary school building has an offer on it, but she wouldn't say who made the offer, because the sale is contingent on a few requirements.

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