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By David Stevens
The Staff of The News 

Pages past, May 29: Lightning blamed for 58 cattle deaths


Last updated 5/28/2022 at 11:38am

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1972: A rancher 5 miles north of Melrose lost 58 head of cattle in a Sunday night storm.

“There’s no way to figure the cost of this to me,” Deon Dodd said as he replaced fencing removed to allow trucks to haul carcasses awa...

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