Friday Night
42°
Cloudy
11%
Saturday
47°
Mostly Cloudy
8%
Saturday Night
29°
Partly Cloudy
4%
Sunday
45°
Mostly Sunny
1%
Sunday Night
33°
Mostly Clear
1%
Monday
52°
Mostly Sunny
Monday Night
40°
Mostly Clear
Tuesday
58°
Partly Sunny
1%
Tuesday Night
43°
Mostly Cloudy
7%
Wednesday
54°
Mostly Cloudy
23%
Wednesday Night
41°
Chance Rain Showers
34%
3 Day
Extended
Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Preparing for demolition
Photo by Mark Pummell/The Daily Standard

A worker for Gerard Chimney Co., St. Louis, Mo., climbs the power plant smokestack in St. Marys as demolition of the 68-year-old landmark began this week. Workers plan to remove between five and 10 feet per day of the 225-foot tower at a cost of $116,000. City officials determined the structural integrity of the tower was disintegrating and posed a threat to public safety. Asbestos will be removed from the power plant in the coming months and then bids will be accepted for demolition of the plant and the bottom 30 feet of the tower.

Additional pictures on this date