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After the flood – Determined church survives trials of finding new home

By Madelaine Jerousek-Smith, Faith and Leadership… CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa—For as long as he can remember, Dick Talbott, 89, had worshipped at a church on the corner of First Avenue and Third Street in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was baptized and married there. He witnessed countless weddings there, often held in late afternoon as the beautiful […]

Rebuilding Middleburgh: Ten months after the 500-year flood

By Christian Vischi, Special Contributor… One irony of the 2011 flooding of Middleburgh, N.Y., was that there was too much water to save a barn from fire. One remnant of the damage done by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee is the many shuttered businesses and residences in this community of about 1,500 in Schoharie […]