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Clarksville students help Rockford clean up after major storm damage

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ROCKFORD (KWWL) -

Clarksville students stepped up to help the town of Rockford with cleanup, after their baseball and softball diamonds were damaged from last weekend's storms. 

The Rudd Rockford Marble Rock Community School District says they're dealing with $250,000 to $300,000 worth of damage. 

Superintendent Keith Turner  says, "It was pretty strong because it lifted up the bleachers and tossed them into our backstop. And a light pole came down and crushed one of our nice buildings that we have." 

Clarksville students say it was time to pay it forward, after dealing with their own loss during the 2016 floods. They came out to help with cleanup, picking up tree branches and debris. 

"It's times like this, especially in smaller communities, even though we have school rivals, when it comes down to it, we are always there for each other," says Clarksville student Cordelia Lundgren. 

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