Harveyville Church To Rise From Twister Debris

By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert
By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert
The northeast Kansas town of Harveyville is firming up plans to rebuild after its historic church building was destroyed in a killer tornado.

What's left of a building hit by a tornado in Harveyville, Kan. on February 28, 2012. Photo by Eric Ives

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The northeast Kansas town of Harveyville is firming up plans to rebuild after its historic church building was destroyed in a killer tornado.

The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/NWga9t ) reported that a building committee for the Wabaunsee County town's United Methodist Church met this past week to talk about the project.

Plans call for a one-story structure to be built on the same land where the former building stood for more than 100 years. It was leveled nearly five months ago in an EF2 tornado packing winds of 120 to 130 mph. One person was killed in the tornado, and about a dozen others were injured.

The Rev. Dennis Irwin calls the reconstruction ``very exciting.'' One goal is to have a dedicated space in the new building for a food pantry.


631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 163361816 - wibw.com/a?a=163361816
Gray Television, Inc.