Piedmont paper flooded in March

In Southeast Missouri, the offices and pressroom of the Wayne County Journal-Banner in Piedmont were flooded March 18 when lengthy downpours forced creeks out of their banks and flooded the downtown area.
Publisher Harold Ellinghouse said vehicles driving along flooded Main Street washed much of the water through doors and into the newspaper office. Staffers plugged cracks around doors with newspapers and used a wet vac to suck up water.
With some shuffling of press runs, the Journal Banner did print its regular weekly issue, but it could not print the Van Buren Current Local. That weekly was printed by the Sikeston Standard-Democrat.
Ellinghouse said some of the flooring in his building will need to be replaced.

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