On an Earth Day like no other before it, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the air was cleaner than in decades and animals had begun to reclaim the streets in many urban areas across the globe.
And in Allen County, the weather may have been rainy and gloomy, but that didn’t stop Steve Strickler from collecting cardboard boxes from around town and loading them into the baler for recycling.
Clad in his bright red Kansas City Chiefs hoodie, he scooped up piece after piece and tossed them into the waiting jaws of the old contraption.
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