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By Jeremy Burnham

Benge School remodeled for new school year


Last updated 7/18/2019 at 7:50am

Photo contributed by Thomas Pulliam

Construction crew at work on the Benge School remodel. The school is being upgraded thanks to more than $700,000 of state funding.

Almost 30 miles from Ritzville lies the unincorporated community of Benge. Benge is home to less than 100 people. Some of Benge's children, including all high schoolers, go to school elsewhere. Children in grades K-6, however, have the option of attending Benge School.

For the 2018-19 school year, 12 children attended the school. And when children return to school this September, they will find a newly remodeled building waiting for them.

Benge School District Superintendent Thomas Pulliam says the school was overdue for a remodel.

"It was built in 1957 and hasn't really been updated since...

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