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There it sits

Owner of Hartley school says he's still committed to improvement project

The state of the former elementary school in Hartley remains unchanged more than two years after it switched ownership.

Michael Reese, whose firm Hestia Investments in 2021 purchased the school from the H-M-S Community School District, this week offered few details about progress and current state of the facility. Reese in December 2022 unveiled elaborate plans for the building, which closed in May of 2021 following the construction of the new elementary school and junior high.

Reese issued a statement to the Sentinel-News on Monday. The newspaper previously sent him multiple questions inquiri...

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