Saying goodbye to a piece of history

Photo by Jeffrey Hage, Union-Times
Construction crews work to demolish the parsonage next to Emanuel Lutheran Church in Bock on Friday, May 5. The nearly 100-year-old structure was purchased by the church out of the Sears Catalog in the 1910s and brought to Bock on a train and unloaded at the old Bock train depot. The parsonage has outlived its usefulness and was torn down to make way for a handicap-accessible entrance to the church, which will be located on the north side of the church building. Presently, the only access to the church is by way of a large set of steps off the front of the church building.