Photos by Marlena Sloss/The Herald
Mason Wilz, left, gets a brain freeze while eating a popsicle with Linkin Mehringer, both 7 and of Ireland, in Linkin’s backyard on Monday. The boys’ daycare provider Bonnie Mehringer of Jasper said, “I love it that they want to play together. These are tough times.”


Mason Wilz, 7, left, Archie Mehringer, 5, and his brother, Linkin, 7, all of Ireland, play in the dirt and excavate a patch of ground in Archie’s backyard on Monday. “Our goal is to make it look nice by the end of the year,” Mason said.

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