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Luckey Day

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Considering he?s a world-class animator with a hall-of-fame resum? of accomplish?ments, Bud Luckey may have been the least animated person in the room.

Low-key and soft-spoken, the retired concept artist who started drawing for Pixar in 1992 answered every question tossed to him last Tuesday when he visited Brian Stucky?s class of 19 Goessel High School art students.

But Luckey made it known at the start that his presentation was going to require some effort on their part.

Truck accident turns sticky

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A two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 56 and Sante Fe Street near Hillsboro early Thursday afternoon ended up being a sticky mess for some Marion County emergency responders and their vehicles, not to mention a temporary halt in highwy traffic for cleanup.

The incident involved a 1995 International truck hauling about 1,000 gallons of molasses and a 2007 Kenworth tractor-trailer.

Passengers escape injury in car-train accident

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Three young adults and one child escaped injury after the vehicle they were in slid into an oncoming train just before noon Friday off 190th on Remington Road.

Christian Petersen, 26, of Hillsboro, driving a 2006 Dodge Stratus, was about one mile south on Remington Road when, he said, the car hit a mud puddle close to the railroad crossing.

?When I turned the windshield wipers on, the mud started smearing,? he said.