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Changes are coming to Prairie View High’s main gymnasium.

School board members hope to be more apprised of potential renovations when they meet for their regular 7 p.m. monthly meeting Jan. 14.

Of most concern now is how to deal with an uneven – either height or composition – activity surface once a proposal to take out the south-side elevated stage area is enacted, particularly in creating two north/south regulation volleyball courts rather than the current east/west layout that allows room for only one.

At Unified School District 362’s regular Dec. 10 meeting, Robert Hansen, architect of Hansen Design Architects LLC, Topeka, revealed that, once the stage is removed, its current concrete pad is at the same level as the hardwood activity floor.

To see the full article, check out this week's edition of the Linn County News or check out the online version here

SPORTS

Jayhawk and Buffalo JV wrestling competes at Burlington

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NEWS

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COMMUNITY

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