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Life returning back to normal for Morehouse residents after 2011 flood

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Morehouse Mayor Pete Leija; Becky Crumpecker, city park board member; Angi Duncan, city clerk; and Judy Greene, city collector, pose in front of the town's newest city hall location.
(Photo by Leonna Heuring, Staff)

MOREHOUSE -- Nearly a year after floodwaters crept into Morehouse, affecting nearly 80 percent of the town, life is returning to normal for the most of the 1,000 or so residents.

"We're doing fairly well and still have some work that has to be done," said Morehouse Mayor Pete Leija about his residents.

The mayor said a small amount of clean up in town as well as repairing streets and ditches are among things that need to be done.

"We don't have the near the population of course because we downed several of the structures," Leija said. "We're slowly progressing back."

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