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After fire, fund for Bonanzaville church created

Bonanzaville opened an account at Bell State Bank & Trust specifically to raise money for a replacement of St. John’s Lutheran Church, which was destroyed by fire on Aug. 9.

To donate, make checks out to Bonanzaville and mark them for the church fund. Donations can be made at any Bell State Bank & Trust location or at Bonanzaville.

The Cass County Historical Society, which operates Bonanzaville, is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), charitable organization. Contributions are tax-deductible.

Bonanzaville officials decided the church would have to be replaced after the cost for repairs was estimated at roughly $1 million. The building was insured for about $27,000.