Training school property hopes fade

Hope Training School teacher Vernie Reeve (left) and student
Steve Halsey pose for a photo with Reeve's dogs, Molly and
Sophie, outside the School at Good Samaritan Village
Thursday. One of the school's rental properties is facing
demolition after being condemned by the city.

The fate of a longtime Hastings institution is in jeopardy.

Hope Training School is appealing the demolition of one of its rental properties that was condemned by the city in February. The hearing is slated for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday before the Adams County Board of Supervisors at the Adams County Courthouse, 500 W. Fourth St.

Hope was founded in 1959 to provide area children diagnosed with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy with specialized training. Originally given use of its current building at 414 Circle F in Good Samaritan Village (then Spencer Park) by the Hastings Housing Authority, the school started with five children and was one of the first schools of its kind in the area.

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