BEATRICE – Work to begin demolishing the last two oldest buildings on the Beatrice Campus of Southeast Community College has begun…..but not today…. with high winds keeping it hard to hold down debris.

Jackson Hall on the north side of the local campus is being torn down, but strong winds Wednesday forced crews to use a combination of plastic tarp and the orange fence around the site, to try keeping everything in place.

Jackson Hall was used for classroom and meeting space and at one time, had dormitory rooms. New residential halls helped make it obsolete.

Next in line to be demolished is Adams Hall to the west, which formerly housed several local and state agencies.

Demolition work was halted Wednesday as winds gusted from the southwest, at 35 to 45 miles per hour, with some gusts potentially reaching 70-miles-per-hour in some areas of Nebraska. A high wind warning was in place through nine p.m.