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Huntsville school to close
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After 148 years of homework assignments, pop quizzes, dances, sporting events and one rogue bear, the Huntsville Valley School is closing its doors.

A mainstay of the community, the school building needs refurbishing. But cost estimates placed the price tag at almost as much as a new school.

Weber School District officials are opting to build a more centrally located school in nearby Eden, rather than make repairs.

Huntsville Town Councilman Jim Truett says the school is part of the community's heritage.

First built as a small log schoolhouse, the history of the school includes a story about a wandering bear was once chased off city streets and into a classroom. School secretary Jeaniel Sauer says that gave the teacher and students a fright.

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