Dozens of dusty high school football players feasted on lunch in the basement of St. John Lutheran Church on Monday– the fourth day of flood clean-up in Clarksville.
“They worked like little beavers,” Bob Kelm said.Twenty-seven varsity football gamers from Hampton-Dumont High School, situated about 30 miles west of Clarksville, removed wet sheet rock, dry wall and insulation from the withinwithin Kelms flood-damaged home. It was among about 140 Clarksville houses impacted by last weeks flooding.The Shell Rock River crested at 21.5 feet on the south side of town Thursday, a foot higher than in 2008, when flooding ravaged several towns in eastern Iowa.Floodwaters overtopped the raised railway tracks behind Kelms home and filled his basement to the brim Thursday night for
a second time considering that 2008. FLOOD 2016 COVERAGE: