The Day After

On March 16, 2012, the Dexter community quickly came together to overcome a natural disaster that affected many By: Nick LeBlanc and Caden Koenig The peace that preceded the tornado was followed by shock. Dexter’s bubble finally popped.  A community that once stood in silence came together. Adversity was a rare thing for the 4,127 citizens of Dexter to face, as nothing serious has ever happened in the small, peaceful town. Before the sun rose that day, the streets of each neighborhood were packed with insurance companies, disaster relief companies,…

Pizza, Nosebleeds, Chaos

Then seventh graders, two editors remember how a 5:15 greenish sky distruped the calm, forever impacting their lives by Caden Koenig and Nick LeBlanc Caden Koenig: Remembering back, as a seventh grader all the days seem like a blur. As a seventh grader the experiences of the whole year feel like one memory. This is with the exception of March 15th and the few days that followed it. The day started as an average Michigan day: 70 degrees and sunny… in March. All morning, the weather was celebrated with T-shirts…

Memories from Members of DHS

Five years after the Dexter Tornado, two students, a teacher, and an administrator reflect on the how the day has changed their lives By Megan Sarns and Julia Bell Having formerly lived in Florida, sophomore Kara Young and her family are used to ominous weather conditions. “We had hurricane after hurricane near our house,” she said. So, when a storm started rolling into Dexter on March 15, she didn’t think much of it. The family was actually getting ready to go to church for weekly “Thursday night dinners.”