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Growing Up Fast: The Aplington-Parkersburg Class of 2012

PARKERSBURG – With the thrill of graduation for so many high school students, the Class of 2012 at Aplington-Parkersburg High School has hung together through tragedy most teenagers never endure. “It’s... Read More »

Three Years Since The 2008 EF-5, Parkersburg Looks At Progress

PARKERSBURG, Iowa – It's just before five o’clock on Wednesday and Parkersburg native Tom Teeple is closing his barbershop downtown. It was at this time, three years ago, a massive tornado threw him and... Read More »

New High School Welcomes Falcons Home

PARKERSBURG - A brand new high school welcomed students back to class in Aplington-Parkersburg. The $19 million facility features two gyms, a commons area, an auditorium and room to grow. For students... Read More »

Parkersburg Opens Doors of New High School

PARKERSBURG - Parkersburg is still rebuilding, but on Monday, Falcon Country has reason to celebrate. Students, parents, faculty and staff are welcoming a brand new high school with the start of fall... Read More »

AP High School to Open Monday

PARKERSBURG - Aplington Parkersburg will open its new high school Monday. An EF5 tornado destroyed the old school building on May 25, 2008. Superintendent Jon Thompson says academic wings of the building... Read More »

Parkersburg's Puts Final Touches on New School

PARKERSBURG (AP) - The Aplington-Parkersburg School District will start a new school year with a new high school. An EF5 tornado destroyed the school and a large part of Parkersburg on May 25,... Read More »

Grocery Store Marks Progress in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG - This Memorial day takes on extra meaning for the people of Parkersburg, New Hartford, and Dunkerton who survived an EF-5 tornado. It was a year ago Monday the tornado hit, forever changing... Read More »

Memorial Day Has New Meaning for NE Iowa Community

PARKERSBURG - The people of Parkersburg, Iowans, are resilient. In the last year, the debris has disappeared, but the memories of what happened are still very clear. "They found my grandparents. Grandma... Read More »

Tornado Damage Near New Hartford

The attached photos are from the tornado that went through the Beaver Hills Addition of New Hartford, Iowa May 25, 2008. New Hartford is 8.0 miles East of Parkersburg, Iowa and 18 miles Northwest of... Read More »

Looking south from parkersburg

This is during the storm on 6/21 at about 7:40 pm... Read More »

The tornado that struck in Parkersburg.

These are some images of what an EF5 tornado left behind as it took out part of Parkersburg, Iowa on Sunday May, 25th.... Read More »


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