LEXINGTON, MO. (KMOX) – After 137 years, the Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri will close next month.

Officials with the school cited declining enrollment, rising costs and aging facilities as the reason.

Among the alumni of the school located in Lafayette County in northwest Missouri, the late Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton, Wal-Mart co-founder Bud Walton, and former director of the St Louis Zoo Marlin Perkins.

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