Today's News - August 14, 2008
One Injured In Motorcycle Accident
The Waterloo Fire Department was called to put out a smoking air conditioner Wednesday evening at 307 Morrison Ave. There was little structural damage to the home, reports Assistant Chief Jim Dietz.
A cow was reported to have been struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening at 9 p.m., at the intersection of Bluff Road and Hanover Road. A witness said the car that hit the cow didn’t receive much damage and the driver continued on its way. The cow was able to get up under its own power and also appeared not to have been badly injured. When Sheriff’s deputies arrived shortly thereafter there was no sign of the cow or the car.
Across The U.S. Makes His Way Through Monroe County
B.J. Hill took a break today from walking across the United States to visit with several individuals along Main Street in downtown Columbia. Hill, a 32-year-old teacher, is spending this summer walking from San Francisco, Calif., to his home in Massachusetts.
Hill is carrying a notebook and is asking people he meets along the way to provide messages he will present this winter to the newly-elected U.S. president.
“Columbia is about mile 2,400 on my 4,200-mile journey,” Hill said.
He left St. Louis yesterday and is heading south on Route 3.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing the Superman statue in Metropolis,” said Hill.
After leaving Illinois, Hill plans on heading to Mississippi and Atlanta before traveling north up the East Coast and back to Massachusetts.
While walking along Main Street in downtown Columbia, he visited with Lisa LaForge and her sister Gina Hughs.
“This is a fascinating thing he’s doing,” Hughs said.
LaForge signed the notebook and asked the president to work hard at improving the economy and lowering the price for a gallon of gas. Hill left Columbia at 2 p.m. and should be spotted walking through Waterloo sometime after 3 p.m.
“People are always honking, waving and wishing me well,” Hill said.
Updates on Hill’s progress are available at his website: walkamerica2008.com.
Two Cars Collide
At Busy Waterloo Intersection
Raoul H. Fischer, 72, of Waterloo, died Aug. 13, 2008, in Waterloo. He was born Feb. 11, 1936, in East St. Louis, the son of the late Raymond G. and Dorothy L. Fischer nee Gummersheimer. He was married to the late Jacqueline E. Fischer nee Schaefer. Mr. Fischer is survived by his son R. Kent Fischer of Waterloo; grandchildren Stephanie Fischer and Samuel K. Dunn; along with aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and daughter Denise Dunn. Mr. Fischer was a member of Zoar United Church of Christ in New Hanover. He was retired from Gateway FS. Visitation is Thursday, Aug. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Quernheim Funeral Home; and Friday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Zoar United Church of Christ in New Hanover. A funeral will follow at the church at 10 a.m., C. Dwayne Dollgener officiating. He will be buried at New Hanover Cemetery of Zoar. Memorials may be made to Zoar UCC of New Hanover.