By Dave Collins -
Steuben, WI – The floods came in late August, and when they receded they left two of Steuben's business devastated, Lou's R & R Bar & Grill and Jo's Kounty Bar. This was no normal flood, which these business have gone through before, this was the granddaddy of them all, an all time record due to heavy rain plus two dams failing.
This all took place in late August when Bob & Lou, owners of Lou's R & R Station, set out to reclaim their business. It required a huge effort over the next few months, a good deal of money, and the help of lots of people. Now, after over two plus months of effort they are open again. Watch video to see what they had to do before they could reopen.
These two businesses are vital to the folks in this area. Local farmers depend on them for a take out meal or as a meeting place. If you want to help these businesses get back on their feet, treat yourself to an extra meal or two over the next couple of months.
Up and down the Kickapoo River valley there are other businesses in the same boat. Send flowers to your wife from Village Green-House & Florist in Gays Mills (608-735-4853). Won't she be surprised? Or, put together a care package for your mother or a shut-in from the Kickapoo Exchange Natural Food Coop in Gays Mills (608-735-4544). All these businesses and many more have struggled to recover from the all time record floods this summer. Your business would be greatly appreciated.
The phone number for Lou's R & R Bar is (608-476-2134). Jo's Kounty Bar is still remolding, but will be open soon. mwnews.net