N-F students have chilling experience

Monday, January 21, 2008

On Monday, Newell-Fonda students found their school rather cold.

The boiler that provides heat for the entire school went out in the middle of the night. Superintendant Jeff Dicks said, "I was here Sunday night and it was warm, everything was functioning."

School custodians arrived early Monday and found that the boiler was down and immediately began filling the back up boiler and contacting a repair person.

Dicks said that when the temperature reached 55, the decision was made to continue on with the school day.

"We had steam by 9:30 a.m.," he said, and the school began to warm quickly.

After getting the back up boiler going to warm the school for student s and teachers that would soon be arriving Dave Morgan, school custodian, began working on the main boiler and found that the motor for the boiler had gone out.

A driver was sent to Spencer to pick up a new motor.

The heating system was soon restored to normal, and Dicks said that Morgan "did a great job cordinating the repair man and getting things going."

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