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Plankinton honors explosion victims

November 18, 2010 in The Daily Republic

PLANKINTON Hundreds of hands, young and old, clasped together around the block Wednesday at the old Plankinton school site.
It symbolized how this community remains united 10 years after an explosion destroyed its school.
Inside the new gym named after the victims of the fatal Nov. 17, 2000, propane explosion, J.P. Studeny, then-school board president, recalled the events that led up to the community’s world being turned upside down. Continue Reading

Plankinton residents to honor, mourn victims today at new school

November 17, 2010 in The Daily Republic

PLANKINTON Ten years ago today, a propane explosion destroyed the Plankinton school and changed the community and school district.
It forever altered the lives of family members of the two men who died in the explosion and the Plankinton firefighter who was injured.
Today, the Plankinton School District Student Council will commemorate the event with a ceremony at 2 p.m. at the current school. The community is invited. Continue Reading