Activity resumes at Wadena-Deer Creek High School site
Over the next two weeks, the public will notice heavy equipment working once again at the site of the former Wadena-Deer Creek High School.
Rachel Contracting will be removing the remaining concrete foundation and footings that were left due to environmental testing. The school recently received clearance to remove the footings after there was no threat of environmental concerns from the state.
A bulldozer and compactor will be using the majority of the crushed concrete and sand mixture to fill in the remaining hole from the boys' and girls' locker rooms. The remaining fill will be spread across the entire site to prepare the area for the new school.
Rachel Contracting will clean up any debris on the site as well. A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for 3 p.m. on Friday, May 6.
Built in 1965, the Wadena-Deer Creek High School was severely damaged by a EF4 tornado on June 17, 2010. Construction of a new school for grades 5-12 will begin this spring.