Chief: Evacuation was mandatory

March 20, 2008 HARDY - It seemed as if the rain would never end. That's they way it felt for emergency workers standing by or actively involved in keeping Hardy residents safe Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Water floods Newark water plant

March 20, 2008 NEWARK - Water has flooded the city of Newark's water treatment plant, leaving it only with the reserve water stored in its tank.

River to stabilize soon

March 20, 2008 The near record flood levels of the White River at Batesville may be about to recede. At least those are the hopes of local officials who have been battling the raging river for two days.

AHTD worker dies

March 20, 2008 SOUTHSIDE - A state highway department employee died Wednesday after he got caught between flooded roads near Oil Trough, creating difficulties for those trying to get to him.

Support amazes woman

March 20, 2008 OIL TROUGH - Dianne Pratt knew the river could spill out of its banks at any time; she'd been through it all before.

Homes swept downriver

March 20, 2008 Where 12 homes once stood on River Run Road in Guion, now there are only five.

News of Other Days

March 19, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 30, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Gas leaks force evacuations

March 19, 2008 "I'm not going to risk my guys' lives trying to see if water is over a road." -Dan Melbourne

County, city deal with floodwaters

March 19, 2008 Rick Bunch, deputy coordinator for the Independence County Office of Emergency Management, said his office was fielding "20 to 30 (calls) every 15 minutes" this morning from people asking if the W