SILVER CREEK FLOODS the Meyer property last week Friday.
              Krystal Meyer photo
SILVER CREEK FLOODS the Meyer property last week Friday. Krystal Meyer photo

     FOR KIM AND ANN PAHLAS, it started with a call Thursday evening around 10:30 p.m.

      The water’s rising on Silver Creek, and it’s in your shop, a neighbor told the Pahlas family.

      Immediately, Kim raced over to Metalworks, located in the lowest point along Washington Street.

     “There was probably 5 inches of water in the building [already],” Ann said, and the creek was still rising.

     He had to act quickly.
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     For most Riponites, last week’s flooding was an inconvenience, or simply a headline. Fond du Lac was the place really getting hit, not Ripon, one might assume.

     But for some, last week’s flooding struck close to the heart.

     Some of those stories come from Kenwood Senior Living, where Pleasant Street flooded for the second straight year. Others live along creeks in Ripon, and were caught off guard as water started to rise. ...
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     Meanwhile, across town off Kellogg Street, Krystal Meyer could see a new problem on the horizon.

     Last week Thursday evening, she watched as water began to rise on Silver Creek, which flows through her backyard. She lives adjacent to where, historically, the Ceresco Pond once sat. Normally it’s dry.

     As the evening wore on, “The water got up to 18 feet away from our home’s foundation. We did get water in our basement,” Krystal said. “We were concerned and continue to be as there is more melting to be done and about another month of snow and rain before things really have a chance to dry out.” ...

     SILVER CREEK FLOODS the Meyer property last week Friday.
              Krystal Meyer photo