Volunteers hauled tree limbs to the Ruskin burn pile northeast of town last Wednesday afternoon after a tornado trimmed the townʼs trees Tuesday evening. Above, a parade of tree limbs are moved to the burn pit with a John Deere tractor and grapple fork leading the procession followed by an older model tractor and trailer. A four-wheeler works in the foreground as members of the Drohman family drag limbs into the street for the next trip to the burn pile. No major structural damage was reported. However, there was at least one person injured in the cleanup work. People working in the area near where this picture was taken include Dustan, Nikki and Jase Drohman, Brian Paul, Kevin and JC Hintz, Doyle Lipker, Reed Hofts and Trent Sorensen.
We said in last week's paper that the week's real weather story would be written after the paper was printed. Unfortunately, that was true.
Tuesday and Saturday both brought some rough weather.
Saturday afternoon residents of this area could see majestic thunderheads in the deep blue eastern sky. While the constantly changing clouds were a joy to watch, we knew they meant bad news for someone.
It wasn't long before the news report began rolling in.
Hail as large as five inches in diameter was reported in the Beatrice area. High wind damaged trees at Wymore. As the storm tracked south, a...