130-year-old Gilmore City church goes down in controlled fire


The long-standing Gilmore City Catholic Church burns to the ground in a controlled event on the evening of May 1. Fire departments from several communities were on hand for the event. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

It was the end of an era in Gilmore City on May 1 as the now-vacated and 130-year-old St. John's Catholic Church was razed in a controlled fire.

Fire departments from several communities were part of the training session.

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