Dream come true
By Roger Cowan
Every little kid’s dream came true Thursday night, as Yorktown saw quite a bit of snow fall. With school being delayed for two hours Friday morning, many families spent the extra bit of time building snowmen and having snowball fights.
With the cold front that came in Thursday night, snowfall started around 10 p.m. With the cold temperatures, the rain, and snowfall acumulation, Yorktown would lose power at roughly 1 a.m. Friday morning. Though most residents would see the return of electric service by 5:30 a.m., some would find themselves waiting a few more hours to once again enjoy power.
For many Yorktown and Nordheim students, this would be their first chance to see snow in person. The last time such a snowfall occured in DeWitt County was around 2004. With approximately two inches accumulating throughout much of the county, snowmen were abundant and residents would awaken to scenery that seemed to come directly from a Hallmark movie.
The Yorktown News-View would like to take this time to remind readers that during such cold weather, it is important to wrap water pipes with insulation, cover any outdoor plants that may be negatively effected by cold conditions, and to bring pets inside or ensure that they have adequate housing to prevent illness.