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Strong response to car accident

Thursday morning Jan. 16 is a day that my wife and I will never forget.

We received a phone call that our son and daughter had been in a horrible car accident on their way to school. Both vehicles involved were totaled and all six individuals in the vehicles were injured North High School Students. All were taken to Union Hospital emergency room, one later to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

At the scene I was met by Dottie Powers who lives across the road where the accident occurred. She is a true saint helping the injured and putting blankets on them to keep them warm.

We cannot say enough about the true professional actions of the Otter Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Vigo County Sheriff’s Deputy Jon Silver and the many individuals who stopped to assist at the scene.

School Superintendent Danny Tanoos arrived at the scene, and then proceeded to the emergency room to comfort the students and families. North Vigo High School Principal Robin Smith was waiting at the emergency room for her students and stayed with them for several hours.

Union emergency room staff and ER Dr. David Rickson went to work immediately with professional care. All our injured North Patriots are starting to heal.

We want to thank all who prayed, called and sent cards. It means a lot to live in a community that stops everything to help. God was truly watching over all our kids that day.

— Tim and Kim Curley

North Terre Haute

Park sidewalks being ignored

I am a former employee of the Terre Haute Parks Department. I would like to know why the neighborhood park sidewalks, with the exception of Collett Park, are no longer cleaned of snow and ice like they used to be.

Instead, they are roofing shelters, which I think would be a spring or summer project. This is a liability as well as a public safety issue.

— Steve Reimschusel

Terre Haute

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