Wisner, NE~~The Wisner-Pilger School board has decided to tear down the middle school in Pilger that was heavily damaged by a tornado that tore through the town on June 16th.
The board voted Monday night to buy three portable classrooms for the students and staff. The portables will be erected near the elementary school in Wisner, which is 12 miles east of Pilger. Classes are scheduled to begin on Aug. 14th.
The storm killed a 5-year-old girl in Pilger and a 74-year-old motorist a few miles east of town. More than half of the town of 350 was heavily damaged or destroyed.