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On March 6, the IKM-Manning School Board voted unanimously to close the classroom sections of its school building in Manilla. The building, which turns 100 next year, will continue to be used for junior high sporting events, as a central office and as a bus stop.
On March 6, the IKM-Manning School Board voted unanimously to close the classroom sections of its school building in Manilla. The building, which turns 100 next year, will continue to be used for junior high sporting events, as a central office and as a bus stop.
Harsh words fly in a packed auditorium.

Fingers point in accusations of bias. Calls for community cooperation are met with bitter dissent. The scene is familiar in rural Iowa as shrinking populations force school districts to make the financial decision to consolidate or close school buildings - often the pride of the small towns in which they reside.
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