"The flood, it devastated the town. It was sort of like our town was dying," she said. "This makes us feel like we've come a long way."
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"Back before the flood, you would come to town and that's where everybody met," said Sharlene Stiltner a lifelong Grundy resident. "After the flood if you wanted to go shopping you usually ended up [more than 30 miles away] in Claypool Hill."