ZEARING, Iowa -- The Colo-NESCO School District has opened its wallet to get its playground back.
The district purchased land near the elementary school in Zearing in 2013 for $12,000. Because the district failed to pay nearly $250 in back taxes, the land was then sold at a tax sale.
The new owner padlocked the playground and offered to sell it back to the district for $50,000.
The dispute was settled over the weekend. According to the Ames Tribune, the district repurchased the land for $2,500. The playground has since been reopened.