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Backers trying to save small Indiana high school

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 8:12 am

HYMERA — Supporters of a small high school in southwestern Indiana have won some time to make their case for keeping the school open.

A few hundred people backed an elementary school gymnasium Monday night as Northeast Sullivan school board members discussed whether they could afford to continue operating the 172-student Union Junior-Senior High School in the town of Dugger.

The Tribune-Star reports Union High supporter Greg Ellis says closing the school would hurt families and the community about 30 miles south of Terre Haute.

WTHI-TV reports the board voted 3-2 to delay a decision for two weeks.

The district has nearly 500 students in grades 7-12 at North Central High School about 20 miles away near Farmersburg.