Nicolas Schrager
High winds strike county

High winds ripped through the country Friday evening, which caused damage to buildings and downed multiple trees.

“I was devastated,” Joyce Hardin said. 

Hardin, who lives on Mclain Road in Springfield lost 12 trees to the winds, with one of them smashing through her carport. 

“I’m still coping, but it’s a lot more emotional than I thought,” Hardin said.

Her late husband, Scott, had planted all the trees that were destroyed in the storm.