2011 Was a Tough Year

Posted By on December 26, 2011

We had a big flood in Feb. and several more in March and April.  The Mill Pond was filled with trees and high winds had knocked down 7 trees in the Tail Race.  Then a tornado hit the mill in May.  We had a lot of water damage in the mill because part of the roof was gone and it kept raining.  With good insurance and lots of volunteer help we managed to get it all back together and in better than ever shape.  The mill was robbed 4 times during the year.  We finally got a good view of the (suspect) with our security cameras and he was caught and put in jail.  We had a beautiful Spring.  But, it only lasted a few days.  Then it started raining and didn’t stop until the drought started.  During the rebuilding of the mill we had back to back days of 110 to 115 heat (with heat index added).  Gas was high and the economy was low ……… However, we had a very good fall and the best ever Covered Bridge Festival.  So, we are planning for 2012 and hoping for a good year.

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56 Responses to “2011 Was a Tough Year”

  1. Rhonda Terstegge says:

    I do believe my son Danny is one of the men pictured on the roof of the mill. He works for Manion Construction who worked on the roof.

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  3. Although it was a tough year but the mill is still standing.

  4. I never thought that this has happened to this mill. I am so glad how much it has been better today.

  5. Liam says:

    We are so proud of all the betterment that this mill had through the years.


  6. sally says:

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    No matter how hard everything because but because of the help of everybody the mill was rebuild.

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    Yeah, I remember that. We lost our houses our money our businesses but we still need to thanks the God almighty because we’re alive and about us we can still continue our lives from that sad year up to now.

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