SOUTH HEART, N.D. — The southwestern North Dakota community of South Heart has said goodbye to a school that educated generations of students for more than a century.

KXMB-TV reports ( ) that the school built in 1916 was torn down on Tuesday.

It’s being replaced by a modern facility. South Heart voters last year approved an $11 million bond referendum to help pay for it.

Superintendent Calvin Dean says it’s exciting to have something new, but it’s bittersweet for many.

Information from: KXMB-TV,

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