Rain damage leads to renewed space in St. Clement School
School had been out for the summer for several weeks when the rainstorms hit.–Catholic Missourian
No one was around to notice that the lower level of St. Clement School in St. Clement had taken on water, or that the pump installed long ago to handle such matters had failed.
The standing liquid had begun to climb the walls. Mold had sprouted.
Every book in the library was ruined.
The cafeteria and kitchen were in shambles.
“It was an unholy sight,” said Father Bill Peckman, who had been pastor for eight years but was on his way to lead the parishes in Boonville and Fayette.