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

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.

"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.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. 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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