Rockford still cleaning up after storm

While many trees are gone, some signs still exist.

Posted: Jun. 19, 2018 9:25 PM
Updated: Jun. 20, 2018 6:47 AM

ROCKFORD, Iowa - The Floyd County town of Rockford has come a long way since a storm over a week ago left behind a trail of destruction.

Many of the larger trees that were damaged by strong winds have been hauled off, but there are still some branches needing to be cut. In addition, the Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock high school ball diamonds, which bore the brunt of the storm, are still out of commission.

Athletic Director and Assistant Softball Coach Brian Johnson says both the baseball and softball teams have had to adapt by playing all their games on the road.

"To have it day in day out, and going on the road and coming back home then going on the road again, it does take a toll. I believe our athletes are mentally strong, so hopefully that will help them as the season draws to a close," Johnson says.

The district is looking to make repairs to the complex.

"Maybe start from scratch, but maybe build something nice. Maybe what we wanted to do a long time ago. We're gonna get that process going in a couple weeks. Hopefully to have this all renovated and fixed up by the start of baseball/softball season next year," Johnson adds.

The JV and Varsity softball teams are scheduled to have a home game at NIACC on June 27th.

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