It’s a bit outside of Quincy city limits, but the Schwartz Farms grain bins that sit on the north side of I-72, just after the I-72/I-172 interchange, appear to have had something land on the top of them and crush the tops. What the heck happened?
The grain silos that line the entrance to Schwartz Farms, north of Hull, were crumpled during a storm on May 20 that tracked from Hannibal, Mo., across the Mississippi River into Illinois.
Schwartz Farms also saw damage to buildings and the windmills well-known on the farm, but no one was injured in the storm.
“You could tell where the path was. It was a straight line,” Ted Schwartz told The Herald-Whig on May 23.
Schwartz said at that time that putting things back to normal on the farm could take “weeks to months, probably all summer.”
“We’re still trying to decide what to do with them,” office manager Lori Tonkinson said Thursday. “We know the two worst ones will have to be taken down, but now we’re out in the fields, so that has to take a second seat.”