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Koski remembered one year after flood


July 11, 2017

Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

MITCH KOSKI measures fish at the Saxon Harbor Boating Club's contest on June 5, 2016, five weeks before he lost his life during the flood at the harbor.

MONTREAL, Wis. - One year after 12 inches of rain in four hours destroyed Saxon Harbor, the Montreal man who lost his life in the storm is being remembered.

City of Montreal Mayor Todd Haeger on Monday declared Mitch Koski Week.

"I would ask that during this week, think about your friends, neighbors and find a way to help better the community," Haeger said. "That's what Mitch would have done. On July 11, 2016, there was a call for help, and Mitch answered."

Koski, 56, was killed when his truck was swept downstream as a bridge collapsed over raging Oronto Creek during the height of the st...

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