Belle Plaine http://iowapublicradio.org en Summer Series: Disaster Recovery http://iowapublicradio.org/post/summer-series-disaster-recovery <p>A tornado devastated Parkersburg in 2008, fire gutted Grinnell in 1889, and in the 1980s Bell Plaine was laid low by the farm crisis. When disaster strikes, the repercussions can be felt for decades to come. We continue our series on Iowa towns, with communities that have been shaped by disaster.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:21:38 +0000 Charity Nebbe 4815 at http://iowapublicradio.org Summer Series: Disaster Recovery