Wedding mementos lost in Illinois tornado found in Indiana

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Charlie and Kim Jacobs say they’re amazed their items travelled that far. Vinson and the couple plan to meet this week.

(Daniel White/Daily Herald via AP) Tornados impacted north central Illinois towns Naplate and Ottawa Tuesday night. Residents clean up in Ottawa on Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017.

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About 90 minutes and dozens of comments and shares later, she had tracked the couple down. Vinson realized she may have found “the one thing they have left from their home” and posted photos on Facebook.

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28. The bag was later found, intact, on Tracy Vinson’s farm in Hazleton, Indiana. WFIE-TV reports that a bag containing an engagement picture, wedding day invitations and a bride’s garter was whisked from Charlie and Kim Jacobs’ home in Crossville, Illinois, when the tornado hit Feb.

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CROSSVILLE, Ill. — Mementoes of an Illinois couple’s wedding and engagement have been found nearly 50 miles away in Indiana after a tornado tore their home from its foundations.