Thursday, April 20, 2006

It's not every day Green Valley gets in the news...

My home "town" of Green Valley, population about 100, is the kind of quiet place where nothing of interest ever happens.

Except for today.

Large Fire Blazes Through Grain Elevator

Fortunately, and praise God, no one was hurt. But there was a lot of property and commodity damage for the farmer who owned it (it had ceased to be a functioning grain elevator some time ago, and had been bought by a private individual).

It's sad to see it go. I have a lot of happy childhood memories at the place. It's where my father always went to get his grain truck weighed in.


At 4/20/2006 11:12 PM, Blogger Mike P. said...

Oh my! Glad no one was hurt. Is St. Clothilde okay?

At 4/21/2006 6:07 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

As far as I know, the damage was contained to the elevator itself, with some slight heat damage to a house next door. Everything else in town, even the railroad tracks next to it, was untouched. So yes, the Church of St. Clotilde is just fine.

At 5/01/2006 4:01 PM, Blogger Ray from MN said...

What constitutes a "valley" in southwestern Minnesota, Dan? A two foot decrease in elevation? [gr]

At 5/02/2006 8:11 AM, Blogger Daniel said...

Actually, we like to measure them in inches. That way we end up with a bigger number...!


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