Fire hits Minonk

Fire hits Minonk

There are 1 comment on the The Times story from Oct 26, 2011, titled Fire hits Minonk. In it, The Times reports that:

More than one dozen fire departments sent firefighters to Minonk early this morning for a fire in the city's downtown.

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Vandana Naik

Bloomington, IL

#1 Nov 5, 2011
Dear Editor,

After a long week, we wanted to take some time to respond to the amazing residents of Minonk and say thank you to some very special people who have been so important while we are re-building our business and reflecting on more than 30 years of great memories. On Wednesday, October 26th after a relentless fire, we were joined by loyal patients and good friends from the town of Minonk while we said goodbye to Dr. Naik’s office building in historic downtown Minonk. I want to especially thank some people who were unbelievable during the past week: Fire Marshall John Duree and all of the dedicated firemen, Craig Meyers from Meyer Jochums Agency, Craig Kalkwarf and Stephen O’Riely from Alpha Community Bank, Jim Fox, Gene and Sharon Oncken, our staff – Fern Schlueter, Sherry Tarmann, Jamie Gale, Allison Clapp, Vicki Jones, their friends and family. And millions of thanks to Fieldcrest High School, whose students helped us mve all of our furniture, thanks to Fieldcrest high school’s football team for their muscles, their coach, and the superintendant. Thanks to the countless helping hands and hearts we are hoping to be back in business at our Toluca office!

We came from Bombay, India 33 years ago, and Minonk was our first home. Quite a culture shock but a good one because we were welcomed with open arms. Our patients in Minonk and surrounding areas welcomed us 33 years ago as perfect strangers, and today they are some of our closest friends and like family. We will forever be thankful to Minonk and the incredible community; we feel lucky to still be a part of it…just a few miles away…

All our best and many many thanks,
Paul, Vandana, Neal, and Meghan Naik

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