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Sale of Lincoln means building still to be used for educating

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 14th, 2013

The old Lincoln School will continue to stand at the corner of Main Street and First Avenue after local police officer Matt Gerard purchased the building with intentions of using the facility as a training center for police and fire personnel. (Photo by Katie Peterson)

ROCHELLE Lincoln School was a landmark of education for more than 100 years in Rochelle, and even though it is no longer an elementary school, it will still serve as a place for training.

Last week, the Rochelle Elementary School board accepted a bid for $40,100 for the sale of the old Lincoln Elementary School to a Rochelle police officer who intends to use the building as a police and fire training center.

Matt Gerard, who has been a police officer with the city since 2007, was the only person to submit a bid for the building. He plans to use the building for training programs for area police and fire departments. A closing date on the building will be set within the next 120 days.

For the complete article see the 08-13-2013 issue.

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