4/6/2020 11:29:00 AM Socially distant, but still together
The city of Stewartville recently purchased three signs from Allegra of Rochester promoting community togetherness, especially during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The message "Our Community Cares," is on display near the Welcome to Stewartville sign along Main Street, "We're Better Together" stands near Stewartville City Hall, and "Stewartville Strong," is near Grisim School Bus, Inc. City employees, standing six feet apart, include, from left, Angelie Hovey, accounting clerk; Cheryl Roeder, city clerk; and Bill Schimmel Jr., city administrator. "It has been very unsettling to us watching businesses and schools shutting down," Roeder said. "ONB Bank actually inspired us. We loved the message in their window. We just thought we'd let our community know that the mayor, Council and employees all care."