Wes and Patti Pierson (front) had an “army of volunteers” help them clean up two large trees that blew over in the May 12 storm. They are (from left) Leroy Schomacker, Kyle Hemme, Paul Aukes, Darrell Hemme, Hunter Ahrendt, Jeff Ahrendt, Tony Roos, Justis Ahrendt, Shawn Blom, Peyton Blom, Gunnar Oldre, Paige Blom, Kaleb Hemme, Tori Hemme, Damien Ahrendt, Knute Oldre, Michael Halsne, Brad Ahrendt, Chad Versteeg and (not pictured) Kyle Oldre, Lowell Ahrendt, John Hemme and Keith Schmuck.

Army of Volunteers cleans up back yard storm damage

Two large pine trees blew down between the house and garage at Wes and Patti Pierson’s home in Hardwick during the May 12 storm.

They contacted Rock County Emergency Management Director Kyle Oldre about possible FEMA support but learned there wasn’t funding available.


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