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Symbol Unites Parkersburg One Week After Tornado

PARKERSBURG -- Last Sunday's tornado changed Parkersburg forever. It's been emotionally devastating for everyone who lives there. Now, many have found an interesting way to get through this difficult time. High... Read More »

One Week After the Tornado Hit Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG - One week ago people were struggling to comprehend what had just happened in their hometown. After that day many lives will never be the same. Severe weather caused at least six tornadoes... Read More »

NWS Now Confirms Six Tornadoes on May 25th

CEDAR RAPIDS - The number of confirmed tornadoes in eastern Iowa last Sunday now stands at six. The first tornado tracked through Parkersburg, New Hartford and near Dunkerton, killing seven and injuring... Read More »

Aplington-Parkersburg Softball Team Will Finish Season

PARKERSBURG - People in Parkersburg are not letting a tornado take away their town spirit. Families are making plans to rebuild homes and students are continuing school activities. Now high school students... Read More »

Middle School Shelter Teaches Hope

PARKERSBURG - Rain and thunderstorms made it harder for people to clean-up tornado debris in Parkersburg. That's where an EF-5 tornado hit Sunday, killing seven people and wiping out nearly 300 homes. The... Read More »

Tornado Can't Keep the Falcons Down

PARKERSBURG - The Aplington-Parkersburg high school was destroyed in Sunday's EF-5 tornado and it will take months to rebuild. But people in Parkersburg are not letting a tornado take away their town... Read More »

Kampman: Packers Plan to Aid Storm Victims

PARKERSBURG (AP) - Aaron Kampman came running when he heard that a tornado had destroyed his old high school. Kampman, a defensive end with the Green Bay Packers, drove Monday morning with his wife... Read More »

Aplington-Parkersburg Football Hopes for Home Games in Fall

PARKERSBURG - Things at Aplington-Parkersburg High School will not return to normal quickly after Sunday's tornado destroyed their school. The school is well-known for its successful football program.... Read More »

Couple Married 60 Years Dies Together in Tornado

PARKERSBURG - A leveled lot now sits in place of Richard and Ethel Mulder's house. Their entire family was over for regular Sunday dinner that day. Not knowing what was about to happen just minutes later,... Read More »


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