Top '09 story? It was a soggy one

Doug Boock
Seemingly rainy from the beginning of the year to the end of it, 2009 had many activities washed out. Even July 4 events got drenched, as these two hearty souls show by waiting in the rain for cattle to deliver in a cow bingo game in Wiley Park.

Mark Twain once said, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” How right he was in 2009.

Starting with rain and melting snow at Christmas 2008 which flooded many area residents’ basements, and running all the way through the year to the rain leading up to Christmas, 2009 was marked by unusual weather. And it dominated our conversations throughout the year. On countless occasions, we discussed the weather - including the seemingly continual rain and an unusually cool summer - and the effects they were having on us.

So, for the impact it had on city and farming people alike, weather is being chosen by the Galva News as the top story in its pages in 2009.

For the rest of this story, see the Dec. 31 Galva News.