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Two-vehicle head-on crash on Hwy 71 Saturday morning

Photo by Chris Franz / The Forum Sue and Tim Volkmann's farmhouse in Bluffton was hit hard by a tornado on Thursday, June 17. Many family and friends have offered their time and equipment to help the Volkmanns clean up the aftermath.

Volkmann farm in shambles

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Sue and Tim Volkmann rushed home from their daughters' volleyball tournament on Thursday to find little home actually left. A tornado that raged through the area late Thursday afternoon, June 17, left their farm about a mile north of here in shambles.


"We had been told everything was gone," Sue Volkmann said. "You don't realize what 'gone' means."

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