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kashka Feb 12, 2006 10:54 AM

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Early this morning the dawn light looked so nice I thought I'd brave the elements and go for a walk...I noticed smoke a few blocks toward the center of town but thought it was just the local ethanol plant..this is what I found..

kashka Feb 12, 2006 10:55 AM

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Our biggest and oldest church..

kashka Feb 12, 2006 10:56 AM

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kashka Feb 12, 2006 10:58 AM

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There wasn't a whole lot of light and it was against the newly risen sun..I am going back later and get some shots of the ice..Unfortunately it was arson..they caught someone this morning at 4:30..:cry:

bigdawg Feb 12, 2006 11:01 AM

Lisa the wife wanted to know if you have a shot of the church before it burned? I feel so sorry for the church members. That would be quite a shock. I, being the son of a preacher know how a church can be the only comfort and sometimes the only outlet some folks have. Really a tragedy. I hope no one was injured!


kashka Feb 12, 2006 11:35 AM

Sorry..I don't have a picture of the church before this happened but I may be able to find something on the towns website later.Yes its a real tragedy for the was much more than just a church.. a function...meeting rooms...The shame is that it was burnt intentionally..stuff like that normall doesn't happen in small town Manitoba.Luckily it started very early this morning so no one was inside.

FaciaBrut Feb 12, 2006 11:47 AM

That last photo was pretty dramatic. Any idea of what motivated someone to torch a church? Mentally unstable? Revenge?

kashka Feb 12, 2006 12:54 PM

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There's nothing but rumours right now but they have two in custody..apparently not local but from the nearby small city..everyone is shaking their heads as to why..I mean why burn down a church in a town of 2000..its a mystery but I am sure time will tell.Dawg..sorry couldn't find any old photos but tomorrows weekly paper will prob have something..I'll check it out.Here's a couple shots about 2 hrs's pretty well gone.

kashka Feb 12, 2006 12:55 PM

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bigdawg Feb 12, 2006 3:28 PM

We've had 7 fires so far in this state and all are attributed to arson. The churches that burned are all very small community churches in rural areas. No one has any Idea why . The FBI has become involved in these and they will find who did it!


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