Community Meets to Discuss Four Boys’ Deaths

FARLEY, Iowa (AP) – Members of an Iowa community have banded together to support one another after the death of four boys.

The Telegraph Herald reports dozens of Dubuque County community members met Tuesday night in Farley to discuss ways to cope with the tragedy. The school district invited Community Resilience Institute, a nonprofit organization, to help facilitate the community crisis recovery. The group talked about how they can accept, recover and grow from the loss.

Dawn Wilwert of Placid says she has received an outpouring of condolences and comfort since her 14-year-old son and three of his classmates died in an accident at the beginning of August. Bryce Wilwert, Sean Kenneally, Nicholas Kramer and Mitchell Kluesner were killed when the John Deere gator they were driving was hit by a pickup truck pulling a trailer. All four boys would have been freshmen at Western Dubuque High School this school year.