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50 years ago, powerful tornado rolled through area

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Storms rumbled over Mitchell for several days and nights in May 1962.

Conditions were at their worst on May 21, 1962, a rainy Monday night. People were on alert for a storm, or, perhaps, a tornado.

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DeWayne and Evelyn Hohn were at their home at 1422 W. Fourth Ave., keeping an eye on their kids, Mary Jo, 3, and Dennis, who was an infant.

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