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INDIANOLA, Iowa– The fresh air is hard to come by in one Indianola neighborhood and it’s been that way for nearly two weeks.

“It smells really bad, it’s just awful,” resident Leora Moen said.

The Moen’s apple tree sits across the street from Heartland Co-Op.

The family is talking about the putrid smell permeating from their silos.

The silos are supposed to house fresh corn and soybean grain, but the company says the Moens’ aren’t smelling that.

Instead, they’re smelling burned, rotten soybean grain.

“The soybeans would have been in bad condition from that side of it we had a fire afterward and we put the fire out right away and at this point we are trying to get the rest of the soybeans out at this point,” Director of Safety at Heartland Co-Op Bill Chizek said.

Indianola Fire Department says that fire wasn’t the first, firefighters have responded there three times in the past two months on reports of a fire.

Heartland Co-Op and the fire department do not know how any of those fires started.

“That’s something we will investigate on our own to try and figure out what happened,” Director of Safety at Heartland Co-Op Bill Chizek said.

Heartland Co-Op says they hope to have the silos cleaned out, and the smell gone over the next day or so.

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AGUILA, Ariz. – An Arizona man should be a bit more comfortable in a hospital bed having spent two days stuck at the bottom of a 100-foot mine shaft.

Believed to have been descending into the gold mine shaft near Aguila, 90 miles northwest of Phoenix, when he fell Monday, 62-year-old John Waddell suffered two broken legs, per FOX 10. But his hardships didn’t end there.

The father also battled three rattlesnakes (now dead) and severe dehydration over 48 hours without food or water before a neighbor discovered him Wednesday.

Terry Schrader had agreed to check on Waddell at the shaft if he didn’t return by Tuesday, though it was Wednesday before he actually went searching.

“I was afraid of what I was going to find,” Schrader says. “As I pulled up my truck, I could hear him hollering, ‘Help, help.’” Schrader adds, per ABC15, that “the carabiner broke, I guess, and he supposedly fell 40 to 50 feet.”

Though Waddell had a phone, there was no cell service; Schrader had to drive out of the desert to call authorities.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office organized the rescue beginning around 2pm, reports the Arizona Republic. It took more than six hours and a team of more than a dozen before Waddell could be airlifted to a hospital.

“We are looking forward to his recovery,” an MCSO rep says. Regardless of his screams as he was removed from the shaft, “he’s a tough guy,” Schrader says. (Rescuers decided to abandon efforts to pull a man out of a Nevada mine shaft.)

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