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Howe Military Academy to remain open

A northeast Indiana military school says a graduate’s donation is allowing it to stave off being closed.

Howe Military Academy says its Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to keep the doors of the 130-year-old school open for the coming school year.

A statement from board president Michael Burns said projected enrollment justified continuing with the school in the town of Howe, about 26 miles northwest of Angola.

School officials had said this spring they needed to raise $2 million after years of languishing enrollment.

The school had 73 students in grades 6-12 this year, including 16 students who graduated on Saturday. One board member said Howe needed 110 students to break even.