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.


62° 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!

 

Astoria Digs Out After Being Hit With Snow

December 11, 2012, 5:04 PM by Stephanie Gregory

Astoria Digs Out After Being Hit With Snow
ASTORIA, SD -

There's a big story in Astoria; the small town is digging out after getting hit with 16 inches of snow.
 
"Wow! Waking up to it was, 'Wow,'" Astoria resident Joseph Campbell said.

People in town expected to see snow, just not this much.

"It kind of caught us off guard a little bit," Campbell said.

Tuesday, the small community looked more like ghost town with only a few cars lining the streets.  Many roads and sidewalks are still white.

"It's a lot of snow, definitely, but it could be a lot worse. It could be a lot more snow and 20 below," Astoria homeowner Sonja Hanson said.

Howard Hanson and his wife have lived in Astoria for years, and following a few mild years, he's glad to see winter finally return.

"It's normal, and it's kind of good to be normal even though no one likes all this snow and plowing it, like I did yesterday," Howard Hanson said.

Another thing folks in this small farming community agree on: after being dry for so long, they'll take any precipitation they can get even if it comes in the form of snow.

"It's something we usually have, and it's moisture and when our basic industry in South Dakota is agriculture, moisture is a wonderful thing," Henson said.

KELOLAND News KELOLAND News KELOLAND News
Photo Credit:
Photo Gallery:

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Unlikely Bond Found After Tragedy

4/27/2015 6:45 AM

The plane carrying the pilot and three cattlemen returning from Hereford, Texas to Gettysburg crashed one year ago today.

Full Story
Groom Accused Of Raping Bridesmaid Gets 7 1/2 Years In Prison

5/2/2015 2:11 PM

A Hot Springs man convicted of raping a bridesmaid on his wedding night has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison.

Full Story
Roosevelt High School Student Faces Drug Charges

4/27/2015 11:16 AM

After searching the vehicle, police found a backpack with 41.9 grams of marijuana with bags, scales, 2 pills of Hydrocodone, and a bottle of alcohol.

Full Story
Woman Arrested In Unsolved Sioux Falls Homicide

4/30/2015 10:46 AM

Sioux Falls Police have made an arrest in an unsolved homicide.  

Full Story
SD Dance Team Makes Finals In World Competition

4/26/2015 3:00 PM

A Sioux Falls dance team we showed you earlier this week has been dancing up a storm in Orlando, Florida this weekend, and we have an update on how th...

Full Story


Events