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Mabton school project delayed

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MABTON — The old Mabton High School has a new roof but otherwise looks the same.

Boarded-up windows, graffiti-etched walls and overgrown weeds.

But don't write it off yet, say developers. They certainly haven't.

"We're not giving up yet," said Paul Purcell, a Seattle developer who envisions the 1911 building as a wine bistro, bed-and-breakfast, retail center and tourist draw to a town that really needs an economic boost.

Purcell and his partners, among them historical architect Les Tonkin, bought…

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