Lightning strikes Edwards cemetery
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 9:17 am

Lightning hit a large spruce tree at Riverside Cemetery on Church Street in Edwards Sept. 26 and the charge followed the tree down through its roots, according to William Hill of Edwards. 'The tree splintered and caused damage and the lightning damaged several gravestones. Some were actually blasted out of the ground. The tree will have to be removed and much work is needed to repair the gravestones. It was a brief but violent storm,' he said.