LAHARPE — Chance are, a high school graduate can never miss a day of school, but still “can’t fix a lawn mower,” contends Ray Maloney.
Learning a trade, whether basic small engine repair, carpentry, welding, plumbing, etc., greatly enhances a student’s earning potential, Maloney said Monday during an open house of a proposed new regional technical education center at the former Diebolt Lumber facility east of LaHarpe.
Maloney acquired the old lumberyard and adjoining buildings, and has offered use of those facilities to get the tech ed center off the ground..
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