Small Fire During Sunday Lunch At Great Wall

FIRE TEMPORARILY CLOSES LOCAL RESTAURANT

Jasper (NNDC) – Fire damaged a kitchen wall at the Great Wall restaurant Sunday afternoon.

Jasper VFD Fire Chief Ken Hochgesang says grease build-up between some fryers and a wall in the restaurant’s kitchen caught fire. Smoke from the fire did make its ways into the restaurant’s dining area. The restaurant was evacuated.

A 2’x 8′ section of a kitchen wall was damaged and there was some smoke damage throughout the restaurant.

The fire has temporarily closed the restaurant until needed repairs are completed.

ACCIDENT SENDS LOCAL MAN TO HOSPITAL

Huntingburg (NNDC) – A Huntingburg man was injured in a moped vs. car accident Saturday afternoon.

Huntingburg police say at about 4:35pm, a moped driven by 64-year old Thomas Hochmeister was traveling east on West Third Street when he lost control of the bike.

HPD says the moped crossed the center line of the street and then collided with a car at the intersection with 4th Street.

Hochmeister was taken to Memorial Hospital for treatment of lacerations to his head and lower leg.

The driver of the car, 53-year old Jill Young of Princeton was not hurt in the accident.

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