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Church in Pierce County's ice cream socials resume after flood clean-up

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ROCK ELM--Something other than ice cream was churning on the lower level of the Rock Elm United Methodist Church in February.

It was high water and its presence led to a delay in the annual summer socials with the hand-churned ice cream the church is known for until this past Thursday. A pipe broke, causing damage estimated to be approaching $60,000, said Fred Koehler, chairman of the church's administrative board.

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"There was a foot-and-a-half of water down there," Koehler said Wednesday.

Read more in the print version of the Herald July 25.

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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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