Many of the Grand Marais citizens may have noticed quite a bit of activity around the school this summer. Much of this activity is normal as Lou Baily and Gary McCormick preform their regular summertime maintenance duties. But the week of July 1st brought added bustle and commotion as the Balko Construction crew out of Munising began the installation of new windows.
Some of the school’s windows have deteriorated since the building’s construction in 1928 and were in dire need of replacement. Superintendent Heidi Homeister, understanding the affection that the community has for the structure, wished to maintain the feel of the building while updating the windows. Therefore, the replacement windows are very close in style to the original.
The project is expensive, so only the worst windows are being replaced at this time. These include the downstairs windows on the east side of the building, the upstairs windows on the west, and the north window in the upstairs boy’s bathroom. The replacement of these windows will help greatly in stopping the heat loss that has been a major problem in these rooms for many years.
By, D. McCormick