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An artist’s rendering from Architecture Inc., of Sioux Falls and Rapid City, shows the proposed McCook Central middle and high school (center) in Salem. The $7.1 million project will be up for a public vote in June to pay for about 40 percent of the total cost. (Illustration courtesy of McCook Central School)

McCook Central eyes new school

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SALEM -- The wood roof structure is weakening and the clay tile walls of McCook Central's original high school building are crumbling.


There's good reason for that. The building itself is celebrating its 90th birthday this year, built in 1924. With the oddly shaped classrooms and the dingy lighting having run their course, now the school is working on a more suitable replacement.

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