Liquidation sale underway at closed St. Joseph's College

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RENSSELAER, Ind. (AP) - A private Catholic college in northwestern Indiana is holding a liquidation sale after suspending operations earlier this year.

St. Joseph's College leaders announced in February that the school would temporarily close at the end of the spring 2017 semester. Trustees say the school in Rensselaer was $27 million in debt and faced losing its accreditation.

The Lafayette Journal & Courier reports that the school has held a series of online and on-site sales since August of property including furniture, kitchen items, band instruments and sports equipment.

It drew complaints from some graduates by offering plaques from its sports hall of fame wall to alumni or family members for about $20. The plaque sale was stopped, with a school official calling it a miscommunication.

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