User uShare Login | Register
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.


29° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

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

 

People Shaken After Madison Shooting

February 1, 2012, 6:10 PM by Brady Mallory

People Shaken After Madison Shooting
MADISON, SD - The place to go for information, the Country Cafe, was pretty quiet Wednesday, as noted by the solitary couple getting their coffees refilled during a usually busy lunch hour. 

People who live in Madison are still talking about the shooting that happened the night before.

"It doesn't make any sense at all. I think a lot of people will be looking before they answer their doors from now on," neighbor Larry Drause said.

Drause lives just kitty corner from Norm Johnson. He did not hear any gunshots fired, but noticed a lot of police cars in the neighborhood. Drause  said he knew all he needed to know about his neighbor.

"He was a pretty nice guy," Drause said.

His co-worker Luella Poppen knows the workplace will not be the same without him.

"We were good friends," Poppen said.

Johnson would work five days a week at Ace Hardware for most of the year, but customers could not seem to break old habits. 

"Just about everyone who came in had had Norm as a teacher. At one time or another they'd (walk in and) say, ' Hi, Mr. Johnson!'  He'd say, 'You can call me Norm,'"Poppen said while impersonating the way Johnson would clear his throat.

It was not unusual for his customers and colleagues to think of him as an educator. He may have left classroom years ago, but the teacher never left Johnson.

"In everything he did, he taught. If he knew of someway to help or make something easier, he would say, 'try this.' It worked," Poppen said.

Now the question Poppen and her neighbors are asking is why did this happen here, and why did this happen to Norm?

"From what we hear, it was random. It doesn't make sense why anybody would walk up to somebody's door and shoot them," Drause said.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Parker Teen Dies In One Vehicle Crash

4/12/2014 10:18 AM

16-year-old Tonya Anderson from Parker, SD died in a one vehicle crash west of Sioux Falls on Highway 42 on Friday.

Full Story
SF Woman Dies In Crash Near Brookings

4/12/2014 10:34 AM

A Sioux Falls woman died in a two vehicle crash on I-29 south of Brookings.

Full Story
Missing Girls Case Update On Tuesday

4/15/2014 7:15 AM

Authorities plan to release an update on the investigation into the 1971 disappearance of two South Dakota girls.

Full Story
Remains Found In Car Are Missing Girls

4/15/2014 1:39 PM

After more than 40 years, the families of two missing teenage girls now know what happened to them.

Full Story
Woman Killed In Sioux Falls Home

4/16/2014 6:01 PM

Sioux Falls police are investigating a murder in the southwest part of the city.

Full Story


Events

 
 
KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED