4/20/2020 10:32:00 AM Fighting COVID-19 with good-hearted generosity
From left, Ryan Podein, Mark Podein and Josh Podein, all of whom work at Podeinís Power Equipment, have paid the DownUnder Bar to provide free meals for health care workers, EMTs, firefighters and law enforcement personnel. Mike Podein, also of Podeinís Power Equipment, is not pictured.
Bobby and Angela Carr, co-owners of Carrís Bar Ní Grill of Racine, center and left, and Abby Lee, a waitress, right, are grateful that a number of area businesses and organizations have paid their restaurant-bar to provide free meals to health care workers and others.
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on their minds, former Stewartville residents Bill and Char Ferrie are especially concerned about their daughter, Lauri Rester, and their daughter-in-law, Jacie Ferrie. Rester is the head nurse at the Olmsted Medical Center in Stewartville and Ferrie is a nurse who works in employee and occupational health care at the Mayo Clinic. As more people continue to be infected by the virus, they're among the health care workers more susceptible to the illness than the general public... For more on this story pick up your copy of the April 21 Stewartville STAR.