www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

State's unemployment rate sticks at 4.9 percent -4/17/2014, 4:39 PM

Couple likes 'doing our own thing' as Icon owners -4/17/2014, 4:39 PM

Airport authority may reduce mill levy -4/17/2014, 3:36 PM

Dole reflects on politics today ahead of Kansas tour -4/17/2014, 3:36 PM

City staff continues to explore role of aquifer project -4/17/2014, 3:36 PM

Environmental studies major to be offered at Kansas Wesleyan -4/17/2014, 3:36 PM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Church submits high bid for former Wichita school

Published on -8/1/2012, 9:34 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A church in need of a permanent home has submitted the winning bid for a former elementary school in Wichita.

The 21,000-square-foot Booth Elementary School has been used for storage since students were moved to a nearby school in 2003.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/Qc3Vp3) that a nondenominational Christian church called Hope International Fellowship submitted a winning bid of $83,000 for Booth Elementary during an auction Tuesday. The Wichita school board must approve the sale.

Hope International has about 70 to 100 members who've been meeting for years in a school gymnasium rented from the Wichita district. Senior pastor Ed Belsan says he's thrilled with the prospect of moving into a permanent home.

District officials and neighbors of Booth Elementary also said they were pleased with the sale.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos

AP Breaking News