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POSTED: August 24, 2012 1:00 a.m.

Ellsworth County residents dug out their rain gear Friday morning as rain swept over the county.

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Rain, merciful rain began to fall on Ellsworth County at about midnight Friday morning. Reports of .50-.60” by 6 a.m. were received from residents on the Elkhorn Creek northeast of Ellsworth.

                Ellsworth residents reported 1-1/2” by 10 a.m. In Holyrood .80-.90” was reported and in Wilson, 1.65” fell on the world’s largest Czech Egg. Kanopolis reported 1.40” of moisture.

                Even though the much needed precipitation fell across the county, the county-wide burn ban remains in effect due to the ultra-dry conditions.         

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