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Blomkest residents had cold night without electricity


BLOMKEST - It was a cold night in Blomkest as residents experienced a power outage that lasted for about seven hours.

The outage happened Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as sub-zero temperatures and howling winds pounded the state in a late-March snow storm.

"It was cold in the house," said Mary Gauerke, of the long night without heat.

Gauerke and her husband, the Rev. Ken Gauerke, live in the parsonage of the Blomkest Baptist Church.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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