User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

39° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started. | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Most Of Vivian Damaged By Hail, Wind

July 27, 2010, 9:52 PM by Shawn Neisteadt

Most Of Vivian Damaged By Hail, Wind
VIVIAN, SD - Don't expect much for celebration in Vivian if a hailstone found in the town Friday is verified as a world record. Nearly the entire community suffered some kind of damage at the hands of Mother Nature.

It'll be a long time before people in the quiet town of Vivian forget the storm that roared through late last week. Tuesday, the damage is still visible despite days of work.

"You know, they say that thing about keep away from windows in storms.  Boy, is that true because we had glass thirty feet away from windows," Derek Jones said.

Jones was in Pierre at the time the storm hit. And by the time he got home, the community was already rallying together.

"There was already a crew of neighbors. One of the nice things about small communities is that everybody waded in and tried to fix stuff already. So there was a bunch of guys boarding up the windows and patching up the roof and what have you," Jones said.

In fact, there were so many people in town helping out that Jones isn't sure where the wood that's covering his busted windows came from. But that's why he's chosen to live where he does. And this storm won't be enough to chase this family originally from England away from the northern plains.

"We just enjoy the nice community and being in a remote community. It’s got some down sides, but we really do prefer it. But a snow storm sure does sound good about now," Jones said.

And for most in the town of Vivian, they have a lot of repair work to complete before the snow flies.

The Jones family also lived through the 1994 Northridge Earthquake in California. They say even there, people banded together and helped each other, much like how the town of Vivian responded after the storm.

Previous Story

Next Story




You may also like

Fishermen Find Body Of Sioux Falls Man In Oakwood Lake

10/6/2015 12:30 PM

The Brookings County Sheriff's Office says the body of 73-year-old Martin Jepson was found floating in the lake around 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Full Story
Teen Found With Drugs, Stolen Gun Inside Vehicle

10/9/2015 11:02 AM

Police said the car was missing half of its license plate and a registration sticker.

Full Story
Sheriff Asks For Help In I-90 Death Investigation

10/7/2015 2:23 PM

Capt. Paul Niedringhaus says authorities are looking for information from anyone who traveled in the area of I-90 mile marker 397 under the Kiwanis Av...

Full Story
Police: Watertown Juvenile Arrested For Making Threats

10/8/2015 9:28 AM

Watertown Police received a report that a juvenile threatened to shoot people at Watertown High School.

Full Story
Police Find Person Of Interest In Mitchell House Fire

10/8/2015 1:41 PM

The woman Mitchell authorities have been searching for in relation to a house fire has been located following a vehicle chase.

Full Story