Devotion to Delivery

The Eldora Fire Department was still waiting on the full State Fire Marshal’s report as of late Friday, but assumptions were that a mechanical failure in a piece of site machinery may have caused the blaze.

ELDORA – There is just something about newspapers and fires.

It was way back in the 1960s and an intrepid young newspaper delivery boy in Eldora had been seen delivering a newspaper – all but into a burning building.

All right, the flames weren’t exactly lapping at his heels. But the account was remarkable, according the Des Moines Register and Tribune, which probably made it a little more remarkable, in the course of its telling.  A reporter from the then big state-wide daily had been dispatched to Eldora where a huge fire was underway, and the writer ended up highlighting his story recalling the young newspaper boy, who had a brush with combustion.

Read the full article in the May 12 edition of the Eldora Herald-Ledger.