In 1966, students ranging from seventh grade to seniors moved out to South Newton High School, and kindergarten through sixth grade remained in each town’s school until 1996. At this point, Kentland, Brook and Goodland town schools were closed and all grades K-12 were located at the South Newton campus.
Since then, all of the town’s high school’s have been removed, leaving behind their gymnasiums, which were commonly called community centers. The community centers are now owned by each town and utilized by its residents. In May of 2012, the Kentland Community Center was re-named and dedicated as the R. Steven Ryan Memorial Community Center after the passing of the Town of Kentland’s long time Attorney, Steve Ryan who invested many hours at the community center.