Green River Star -

By David Martin

School renovation finished


Star photo by David Martin

Graci Hix and Brinley Nelson examine houses they helped build in the STEM laboratory at Monroe Intermediate School. Experimental houses: The students were with parents during a rededication ceremony hosted at the school.

"For the record, I got a swat in that office, in that room and down there," longtime resident and Green River City Councilman Ted Barney said as he walked around Monroe Intermediate School.

A lot has changed since the days Barney attended school at Monroe during the early 1970s. The firing range in the basement is long gone, and school-administered corporal punishment is a distant memory as well. However, even a student who attended classes at Monroe a couple of years ago would have a difficult time recognizing the school's old floor plan.

Anyone looking for the Monroe swimming pool would f...

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