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Todd Schneider

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Todd Schneider knew the task ahead when he decided to purchase the former Fort Madison Middle School and convert it into an apartment complex with more than three dozen units. Seven years earlier, he transformed a former Catholic school in Fort Madison into a building with 19 offices and eight apartments.

Some residents of an unincorporated Lee County community want a former school to be demolished.

It could be a few months before the sale of a vacant Fort Madison school is finalized.

The head of the Fort Madison School District says the sale of the district’s former middle school is not the done deal some believe it to be.