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Pettis barn weathered 2 tornadoes, being dismantled


September 9, 2018

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — After weathering nearly eight decades and two notable tornadoes, a piece of Pettis County's farming history is slowly being dismantled.

The Reine dairy barn, built in 1939 by Robert R. Reine and Charlie Allcorn and now owned by Reine's son Albert Reine, once processed, bottled and delivered milk to local residents. Reine, who recently sold 252 acres to Nucor Steel Sedalia LLC and 83 acres to the county, said last month that dismantling the barn is bittersweet. The large barn sits next his home on the 250 acres he still retains. It is being taken down by Donnie and Beck...

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