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School reunion held for first time after school's demolition

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Inside a time capsule was a newspaper from the 1950s. Inside a time capsule was a newspaper from the 1950s.
This is what's left of Price Lab School in Cedar Falls. This is what's left of Price Lab School in Cedar Falls.
1967 alumnus Bob Niederhauser visits with friends at Saturday's reunion. 1967 alumnus Bob Niederhauser visits with friends at Saturday's reunion.
Hundreds of alumni and friends of the school got together to share memories. Hundreds of alumni and friends of the school got together to share memories.
CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

Hundreds of people turned out for the 23rd annual Malcolm Price Laboratory School reunion.

While folks were happy to see each other Saturday, it was still bittersweet because this marks the first year for the reunion since the school has been torn down.

Last month, demolition began to tear down the building that's been around since 1953.

Still, hundreds of alumni and friends of the school got together to share memories and look through old yearbooks. Many of them said they don't need a building to feel connected to their alma mater.

They also gathered together to open up a time capsule from the 1950s. Inside was a newspaper with a front page story about President Truman's visit to Waterloo, as well as old school documents and a yearbook.

After the items dry out, they will be stored in the University of Northern Iowa's library.

Additionally, a web site has been launched to electronically archive the history of the school.

Alumni plan to use the site as a way to preserve the history of the school with photos and also use it as a tool for alumni to stay connected.

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