The Greensburg tornado did hit it in 2007.
NFL coach NFL's Bruce DeHaven admits he was wary of the new structure. He didn't know if he wanted to see the new church in place of the one he attended every Sunday when he was growing up. However, when Ron and Arnita Schultz, his cousins, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary a few years ago, he couldn't miss it. "They really did a nice job," he said "And they were able to put some of the features of the other church in it." DeHaven said he learned a lot while growing up in his hometown. He played football, basketball and ran track in high school. His 8-man football team was good, he noted. The team was 8-1 his junior year and went undefeated for Belpre's last season in 1965. DeHaven has coached 25 years in the NFL, including 13 seasons with the Bills. He's made four Super Bowl appearances in a row with the Bills, but has no championships. Coincidentally, he said, he isn't the only NFL coach to live near Trousdale. Ollie Spencer, who was the offensive line coach for the Oakland Raiders under John Madden, lived not far from the DeHaven farm. Spencer also played professional football, as well. DeHaven said he tries to get back to his hometown every year. He and his sister own the land his parents' farmed. Ron Schultz farms it now. It is sad to see small Kansas towns like Trousdale whither away, DeHaven said. "But I sure have fond memories of the place and the people who lived there," he said. "It was just a family oriented community and such an ideal place to be raised. "It was one of those places that it wasn't just your parents but the whole community who raised you," he said. "Kids today would be so lucky to have so many role models in their life."