The North County school district recently received their new arch and had it installed back up over the rear entrance leading onto the high school campus. The entry way is now lit up with the new archway and it’s a foot taller than the last arch.
Last September the original 36-foot archway was installed and just a couple of months later the sign fell victim of a trash truck running into and bringing it down to the ground.
When the incident occurred, Board Director Jamie Crump was seemingly impressed with the craftsmanship of the arch since it withheld quite a beating and was still in one piece.
“I was pretty proud of the structure of it,” said Crump. “They didn’t destroy it. It stayed together really good considering it was ripped from the concrete posts. I was really proud of the quality of the work.”
With the new sign in place, North County Superintendent Dr. Yancy Poorman said they called the Missouri Department of Transportation and made sure it was high enough and that they met all necessary specifcs.
“The only reason it was torn down was because the garbage truck that went under it had its forks up in the air,” said Poorman. “If they had been back down it would have cleared it fine, but our delivery trucks and our other trucks can go under it with no problem.”
While the archway was being rebuilt a pole was put in place with a sign at the back entrance mounted to the island that indicated the high school entrance.
The archway was made by Missouri Vocational Enterprises, which is a program operated by the Potosi Correctional Center.
Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or email@example.com