Demolition begins at Vermilion County school

WESTVILLE -- Demolition is underway at a former Vermilion County school. St. Mary's closed its doors in 2010. It couldn't afford to stay open any longer, when class sizes dropped and fundraisers fell short.

Monday, crews worked to tear down walls and move debris. Former teachers and students even stopped by to watch. Cari Lewis, a former student, said she is really going to miss it.

"A lot of memories, a lot of good times, a lot of good teachers. I had a really good upbringing going to this school."

"I'd like to cry but it wouldn't do me any good. The school will still be gone," said former teacher Kathleen Keil.

Prior to closing, the school had been open more than 100 years.

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