Local firefighter Bob Harwood is a hero after making a big sacrifice to save a lost cat.
Yesterday morning Bob was called to a large Oak tree. He had no idea what he was getting himself into. When he arrived he was informed that there was a cat stuck in the tree about 50 feet up. The cat belonged to Suzanne and Samantha Decker. Harwood proceeded to climb the tree and was able to rescue the cat, but the story does not end there.
As Bob climbed down, a limb snapped, and he fell from about 15 feet. Harwood broke his left leg from the fall and is doing just fine at St. Lukes Hospital. It has also been reported that the cat fell on top of Bob and is doing fine as well.
Summer vacation nears and chaos continues at Northeast High.
Several incidents arose at Northeast this past week. Ten upperclassmen were suspended for one week after a false alarm sounded three times on Wednesday. They said that they were protesting the Monday suspension of five students who were previously caught smoking marijuana in the school parking lot.
On Tuesday a food fight occurred that closed down the entire cafeteria. Principal Laura Vibelius commented that there was general unrest, “Not so much because of suspensions, but because of summer vacation being so near.”
Vibelius sees no continuation of these “incidents” in the near future.
Overturned Texaco gasoline truck causes chaos for streets and several families.
This week four families were evacuated because of sewer line gas. This was the result of a gasoline truck accident on the outskirts of town at the intersection of 48th Street and Correctionville Road. Sewer lines were flooded with gas and also affected the streets and ditches. Cars were rerouted through side streets for a couple of hours as the accident was taken care of.
Meanwhile four families were evacuated because of sewer-line gas. The situation was handled in a professional manner and “Firemen followed catastrophe and hazmat procedures set up beforehand for just such an occurrence,” according to Fire Chief Charles Hochandel. No news on when the families will return home.