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Life Interrupted: Contact Limited Over Fears of Coronavirus

School and Village Library: closed for two weeks. First ever Okawville High spring musical: postponed. Heritage House Annual Dinner meeting: canceled. First National Bank stockholders meeting: canceled. St. Peter’s pasta Lenten dinner: postponed. Republican election watch party: canceled. Vacations: canceled.

Life as we know it is taking at least a two week pause to stop the potential spread of the Coronavirus.

Even with the Okawville Community Club filled with thousands of pieces of farm equipment and thousands of dollars spent on advertising, Riechmann’s semi-annual farm equipment auction scheduled for March 21 has been postponed. The Community Club is allowing the equipment to remain in the park until it is rescheduled.

The new auction date will be set when it is OK to have large crowds, said auctioneer Loyd Riechmann. “I need a thousand people there to get the best prices for the sellers,” he said.

In his 35 years holding the large farm equipment auctions twice a year in the park, this is the first cancellation, Riechmann said.

Pick up this week’s issue to read the full article on how various sectors of the county and businesses are being impacted.

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