Overturned Gasoline Truck Floods Sewer Lines

Texaco gasoline truck overturned on the outskirts of town at 48th St and Correctionville Road. Gas floods sewer lines for two blocks around, also on streets and ditches. Situation is serious for two or more hours until gas gets flushed away. In the meantime, cars are rerouted through side streets.

Fire Chief Charles Hochandel says: “The fireman followed catastrophe and hazmat procedures set up beforehand for such an occurrence.” Four families were evacuated because of sewer-line gas. No reported casualties. Situation is under control.

Summertime Rowdiness Hits East High School Early

Its been a troubling last few weeks at East High School before summer break, having to suspend a number of students. Five disgruntled students were suspended Monday, for a week, after they were caught smoking marijuana in the school parking lot. While last Wednesday, the school had sounded three false alarms. The culprits are thought to be the five disgruntled students, but are unable to be linked to the false alarms sounding last Wednesday.

Ten upperclassmen from East High were also suspended for a week. They were suspended for protesting the suspension of the five disgruntled students that Monday. The following day, Tuesday, a food fight broke out in the cafeteria. Having to settle things down in the chaos and after evacuating the students. The cafeteria and dining area was closed for the remainder of the day for clean-up. East High’s principal, Laura Vibelius, says: “Not so much unrest because of suspensions, but because of summer vacation being so near.”

She sees no continuation of these ‘incidents’ the next school year.

Firefighter Breaks Leg Trying to Save Cat

A calico cat was stuck in a 50 foot oak tree today at 102 11th Ave. The cat belong to the twins Suzanne and Samantha Decker. Daughters of Charlie and Kim Decker.

Approaching the scene, Firefighter Bob Harwood, immediately begins to climb the 50 foot oak tree for the calico. All was well getting to the cat and retrieving her was even easier. Mishaps only occurring on the way down for the firefighter. Coming down and standing on a dead limb, Bob drops the last 15 feet. On the ground Harwood was retrieved by paramedics and sent immediately to St. Luke’s hospital. There it was confirmed that he only broke his left leg and that he is doing just fine.

As for the calico, when Bob fell from the dead limb breaking under him. The cat had fallen as well, but had instead of breaking a leg she had landed on top of Bob. Miss Calico Kitty is doing fine.

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