Education opportunities, efficiencies fuel consolidation
Business climate "stronger than it was 10 years ago" for Cross County communities
October 31, 2019
"Strong schools attract families and feed a town."
The observation, made by Cross County Superintendent Brent Hollinger, showcases how the idea of a cornfield school benefits educational opportunities and provides financial efficiencies.
Cross County Community Schools, located near the intersection of Nebraska Highway 66 and U.S. Highway 81, sits approximately three miles south of Stromsburg or five miles north of Benedict, a neutral location between two communities it serves.
Hollinger did not land at Cross County until the 2009-2010 school year, about two years after passage of a successf...