Howe Military School Sells Summer Camp Site

HOWE, Ind. (AP) – A northern Indiana military school that faced closure this year has sold its summer camp property along a nearby lake.
 
Howe Military Academy operations manager Tyler Osenbaugh says it was a difficult decision to sell the camp property the school had owned and operated since the early 1930s. He says the sale allows Howe leaders to concentrate on running the school.
 
The News Sun of Kendallville reports the 30-acre waterfront property was sold in seven sections for $622,000. The land is along Cedar Lake near the LaGrange County town of Howe about 40 miles east of South Bend. 
 
Howe officials announced in May the 135-year-old academy would close unless it raised $2 million by June. The school was effectively saved when 1939 graduate Thomas Parker donated that amount.