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When school ends summer cleaning crews begin

 

August 8, 2018

The new announcer's booth behind the north bleachers at Hoon Field in Chinook, pictured here, will be completed by football season this fall. The materials for the booth were financed by a number of local businesses and volunteers did the construction work. It was one of several summer projects to help prepare Chinook schools for this fall's opening.

Reporter's note: Several weeks ago Don Swenson, Maintenance Engineer for Chinook Schools, asked me to come visit with and write about the summer cleaning crew at the schools. Since there are likely crews doing similar work all over the county, state and nation, I thought it sounded like an interesting story topic.

Explaining why he thought it was important for people to know what happens in the summer, Swenson said, "Some people have the idea that when the schools close for summer nothing happens until the fall. The summer is when we do deep cleaning, perform preventive maintenance and ta...



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