Elementary School Shuts Down, Community Says Goodbye
A local small town elementary school closed down for good on Thursday, as a saddened community said their final goodbye. St. Helen Elementary School in Roscommon County is consolidating with another school in the district. Money problems forced the school board to make the tough decision this fall. Most of the teachers and staff will make the move with the students. School leaders say closing the school will save the district hundreds of thousands of dollars. But for this small town, losing their school is like losing a piece of home. 9&10's Alex Jokich and photojournalist Eric Lloyd were there as the community said goodbye. They have more details.