SUN PRAIRIE: ONE YEAR LATER
A WKOW TV 27 News special presentation looking back on the stories of heroism and resilience that began with the deadly explosion July 10, 2018 in Sun Prairie and continues
At a remembrance ceremony Wednesday night, Sun Prairie mayor Paul Esser and fire chief Chris Garrison each took to the podium to share their thoughts on how the community has responded to last year’s explosion
In the crowd of hundreds gathered around the Sun Prairie Fire Department Wednesday evening, were the staff and residents of the Sun Prairie Health Care Center.
RECOVERY AND REBUILDING
Sun Prairie’s Disaster Relief Committee authorized the release of $220,000 to assist residents and employees who had been displaced from their residences or places of employment due to the July 10 gas explosion downtown.
On Friday night, the Sun Prairie High School football team hosted a game that was about more than football.
Glass Nickel Pizza, whose building was destroyed in the gas main explosion July 10 in downtown Sun Prairie, plans to reopen in a new location a few blocks away.
The buildings destroyed in an explosion following a gas main rupture in July should be completely removed by the end of the month
A month after a gas leak caused an explosion levels parts of downtown Sun Prairie, the city is working to move forward. A trip back to the explosion site will still show you piles of rubble and destruction but the fenced off area is shrinking and new businesses are reopening every couple of days.
Guimo’s Mexican Restaurant in downtown Sun Prairie was back in business Friday.
Businesses and residents directly affected by the explosion July 10 can now apply for assistance from the Sun Prairie Disaster Relief Committee.
The Sun Prairie Fire Department was honored Monday, Aug. 6 with special guest, Duane Sprecher, owner of the Sun Prairie Culver’s restaurant.
During practice Monday, the Sun Prairie High school football team sold t-shirts to help raise money for the Sun Prairie Disaster Relief Fund.
Nearly 500 runners and walkers took park in Sun Prairie’s Book’n It Run, an event that helps raise money for the Sun Prairie Public Library.