Arena, Wisconsin -- Thursday, May 24, 2018
Paul Swenson, a retired Arena dairy farmer, laughs with friends at Granda Mary's Cafe, a gathering place in Arena, on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Swenson went to school in town up until he graduated from Arena High School.
The Arena Community Elementary School, which was built in 1952, will close its doors for good on Monday, June 4, 2018. Next year, most students will travel 9 miles west to River Valley Elementary School, which is part of the River Valley School District, in Spring Green.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times