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Father and son escape Columbus house fire

COLUMBUS, IN (WTHR) - A Columbus father and son were able to escape a early Saturday morning house fire after becoming separated while trying to get out of the house. Columbus firefighters were dispatched to the 300 block of Smith Street just after midnight. Firefighters and police arrived at the re

WTHR - 2017-11-25 10:34:42

Father, son escape Columbus house fire

(Photo Provided/Columbus Fire Department) COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) - A father and son are relocating after losing their home to a fire Saturday morning. It happened just after midnight in the 300 block of Smith Street when officials were called out to a residence fire. Upon arrival, authorities found

WISH-TV - 2017-11-25 11:07:13

Holiday discounts have people flocking to stores for bargains

Instead of waking up before dawn Friday morning to line up for early-bird specials, the Black Friday trend has shifted to Thanksgiving Day sales, late-night door busters and 24-hour online shopping. JCPenney was one of several retailers in Seymour that opened their doors Thursday. Others included Go

TRIBTOWN.COM - 2017-11-25 07:20:43

O, Christmas tree!

A 35-foot-tall spruce tree from the northeast Columbus property of Jim and Jayne Frakes was donated to the city to be used as the city's Christmas tree. It was cut down, moved and placed at a spot in front of City Hall on Nov. 16. Here's another look at the removal and installation process.

REPUBLIC - 2017-11-25 07:05:56

Quick takes - November 25th

Local students helped share an important message recently, both physically and verbally. As part of the Great American Smokeout, to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking, 16 students from St. Peter's Lutheran School worked with Healthy Communities on Nov. 16 to clean up discarded cigarette bu

REPUBLIC - 2017-11-25 06:53:13

Indiana library letting people pay off fines with food

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) - If you've racked up fines at the Bartholomew County Public Library, you will soon be able to reach into your pantry instead of your wallet to pay up. Between Dec. 4 and Dec. 17, people can donate to the library in Columbus or the one in Hope non-perishable food items. The food

6 NEWS WRTV - 2017-11-24 12:28:33

Former chairman celebrates 60 years of work with fund

When Ed Teets took over as chairman of the Good Cheer Fund, the annual charity was in trouble. A lack of leadership threatened to end the tradition of passing out baskets of food to needy families. The first year Teets volunteered to guide it, the effort was able to help 112 families, all of them lo

DAILYJOURNAL.NET - 2017-11-25 08:30:50

Here is a look at the past century of the community's Good Cheer Fund

Here is a look at the history of the Good Cheer Fund: 1915: Austin Flinn, Franklin Township trustee, saw the need for an organized charities board and organized a meeting with local charity organizations, calling it the United Charities Board. The charities board was an agent of the Good Cheer Fund

DAILYJOURNAL.NET - 2017-11-25 06:14:46

Local woman dies in Thanksgiving car crash

A fatal car crash snapped a utility pole Thanksgiving afternoon on Franklin County Route 55 between Bloomingdale and Gabriels. (Photo provided - Ryan Murray) While most people were eating their Thanksgiving dinners Thursday afternoon and evening, emergency responders spent hours out at the scene w


Black Friday not a big deal for some local business owners

For brick-and-mortar stores in Lake Placid such as High Peaks Cyclery, Black Friday isn't so much the biggest day of the year as a starting point to the winter and holiday seasons. Small Business Saturday is the day many local business owners look forward to. (Enterprise photo - Griffin Kelly) LAKE


Snowfactory gives Mount Van Hoevenberg skiers a boost

The Snowfactory at Mount Van Hoevenberg Cross Country and Biathlon Center converts 11 gallons of water in to snow per minute. (Enterprise photo - Griffin Kelly) LAKE PLACID - At the tail end of October, it was still 81 degrees. Nevertheless, the Mount Van Hoevenberg Cross Country and Biathlon Center


21st District candidates meet in nine-way forum

PLATTSBURGH - Nine candidates hoping to unseat incumbent Elise Stefanik in the 2018 election for the 21st District congressional seat traded views at an entertaining forum at Clinton Community College. The recent scene was reminiscent of the 2016 presidential campaign, when stages across the country

WATERTOWNDAILYTIMES.COM - 2017-11-24 17:45:00

'Hunter kills himself accidentally'

This big buck was taken by Dick Hogan, Pat Hogan's dad, on Keegan Hill on our old family farm in Alder Brook. Pat said he thought it dressed out at close to 250 pounds. Don't know the men in the picture, but the deer and bear are hanging in the empty lot that was then the Saranac Lake Hardware. The


Blind vets take to the ice in Saranac Lake

In the back row from left are Bryan Bateman, Jackes Belony, Michael Haley, Keith Haley, Lawrence Harrison, Jim Sadecki, Carson Sadecki, Nick Silver and Bruce Porter. In front from left are Delaney Brooks, Caleb Calhoun, Frank Roberts and Kenny Calhoun. They posed Friday at Saranac Lake Civic Center.


'Farm to patient'

Fresh bread is available at the salad bar at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. (Enterprise photo - Glynis Hart) SARANAC LAKE - Carl Bowen is a man with a mission. As director of nutritional services at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, he's determined to give every patient and st


After 50 years, NCCC retains personal touch

NCCC students relax outside in 1974. Things were different 50 years ago when North Country Community College started in Saranac Lake. Its focus was to offer diverse academic programs and to make it accessible and affordable to students from around the region and even afar. The college campus in the


U.S. Navy plane crashes into Pacific

Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said. The C-2 "Greyhound" transport aircraft came down about 500 nautical miles southeast of Okinawa as it was bringing passengers and cargo from Japan to the US


Pacific High Named Naval Honor School

The Pacific High School MCJROTC has been awarded the distinction as a Naval Honor School for the 10th time in the past 11 years. JROTC leaders recently were notified that PHS earned the distinction for the 2016-17 school year. "This is an honor for me and a tribute to the JROTC cadets and our great


Expecting mother rescues self and son from sinking car

ROBINSON, Mo. - A mother from Robertsville, Missouri, survived the terrifying moments after her SUV plunged into a frigid pond and began to sink Wednesday morning. What happened next, her family said, is a Thanksgiving miracle. Heather Vaden said her love for her born and unborn children gave her th

KSDK - 2017-11-25 03:12:00

City Court Plan Approved in Washington

The final court date for the Washington Municipal Court is scheduled for Dec. 19. After then, misdemeanors and ordinance violations that originated in Washington will be sent to the 20th Judicial District Circuit Court in Union. An agreement approved by the city council Monday outlines the transfer

WASHINGTON MISSOURIAN - 2017-11-24 14:06:00