It was one year ago today that tragedy struck the close-knit Faulkner County community of Vilonia.

A deadly tornado swept through the city at about 7:30 p.m. on a Monday. The death toll reached six. Devastation was widespread.

Vilonia residents have spent the past year rebuilding their city and healing emotional wounds. Still, they will never forget.

The Log Cabin Democrat will provide expanded coverage of the anniversary of the tornado in Sunday’s edition.