Big Year for County Ambulance Service Purchase of the ambulance building, discontinuation of a Glidden-based ambulance and an attempt to buy a heart monitor highlighted 1974 for the Carroll County Ambulance Service. In August, the Carroll County Ambulance Commission recommended buying the former Nepple service station into which the service moved in 1974. A month later, the county Board of Supervisors voted to buy the building and land. The supervisors, by a three-to-one vote, bought the building at the corner of U.S. 30 and North West for $32,500. Commission.Chairman (and a supervisor) Walter Koster said an addition, costing about 16,000, would have to be built to house an ambulance now kept in the Carroll Community Center. The present building has two bays. The county had rented the building since moving in. It paid $3,600 a year. The Glidden-based ambulance, primarily serving the Glidden-Ralston area, was discontinued because "the Glidden staff was all volunteer and frequently there was trouble finding a qualified ambulance attendant," according to Service Director Larry Cruchelow. "Their service was slower than if the Carroll ambulances were used," he added. Glidden, Ralston and other area residents now call 1-792-1333 (a toll call) for an ambulance from Carroll. The ambulance formerly used in Glidden is in Carroll for use in emergencies. The service was given an informal go-ahead to buy a heart monitor and treatment device if funds can be raised. Businessmen contributed about $1,300 in 1975. The equipment will cost about $4,000. Tim« Herald, Carroll, la. Friday, March 26, 1976 H|t«tl*ltlMMMttM*MltMMfMIIM*|MMMIMttt«l Cruchelow said he hopes to raise most of the cost privately, but would like some help from the county and the Carroll City Council. The device would be used only in the Carroll base operation. Ambulances also are stationed in Breda, Coon Rapids and Manning. It also would be used only by qualified personnel. It has a device which could save heart attack victims. The way was paved for the purchase of the machine when the Carroll County Medical Society gave the idea its blessing in December, "provided that the ambulance personnel are adequately trained ..." A 1975 Cadillac ambulance was purchased in March for use in long-distance transfers. The vehicle' is used for the entire county, but is based in Carroll. The ambulance cost $21,800. Five emergency medical technicians/ambulance became basic cardiac support instructors in an American Heart Association-certified program. Four more attendants took intensive coronary care training, making eight the total number who have taken it. Two other attendants recently completed a training course. Most attendants are required to take 24 hours a year of recertification courses. This began in 1975. Two part-timers were added in 1975. A program to help persons who live alone was continued in 1975. The program involves a call each day to elderly persons who are independent enough to live at home alone, but would like someone to call each day and check on them. Although presently calling just two residents,. Cruchelow said anyone with a Carroll telephone who is interested in the service should call the ambulance station. He hopes to expand the service to the whole county in the future, he added. Rates for an ambulance call are $35 for each call-out and 50 cents per mile the patient is transported. Supplies are additional. The ambulance service averaged 2.4 calls per day throughout the county in 1975, Cruchelow's figures show. Carroll averaged 1.78 calls a day, Coon Rapids 0.3; Manning, 0.17; Glidden, 0.09, and Breda, 0.06. This averaged to 71.7 a month for the county. Total calls for the year were 860. Of this figure, 649 were from Carroll, 94 from Coon Rapids, 63 from Manning, 33 from Glidden and 21 from Breda. Carroll had 75 per cent of the total calls. More than 80 per cent of the emergency calls came from the Carroll area. The service made 115 long-distance runs in 1975. The service charged $40,918.54 in 1975. It collected $39,366.82, which means $1,551.72 went uncollected. However, some 1974 debts were collected in 1975 which makes the figures look better than they may be, it was pointed out at the latest commission meeting. For the two years the service has been in operation, 91 per cent of the charges have been collected. The county paid $78,315.07 last year — the cost which was not paid by patients. Nearly 20,000 miles were charged to patients—this just included miles which patients were being transported. World Understanding Fostered by the AFS The American Field Service (AFS), seeks .to promote better understanding between nations by encouraging a wider understanding of different cultures and environments. The AFS goal is to provide a relationship in which a family accepts a maturing young person from a different cultural background. The foreign student in turn accepts a new family and educational situation. Annica Cronsell from A FAMILY REUNION SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Joe Peake is back, and he says he had the most glorious time he's ever had in his life. "I was treated like visiting royalty," said the 87-year-old Welshman, who recently returned from a reunion in LJandudno, North Wales, with his sister, Mary Peake, 90, whom he hadn't seen in 69 years. Peak's sister lives in a nursing home In Llandudno. Mayors from surrounding Sweden is Carroll's AFS exchange student for the 1975-76 school year. She lives with the Jerry Wilson family. The Carroll AFS chapter, originally sponsored by the Carroll Rotary Club, is supported by individuals, community club donations, adult and student chapters. Additional monies come from fund raising activities of the two chapters. Officers of the adult chapter are Robert Blincow, president; Mrs. Robert communities visited him and i his sister, and he was called to the Llandudno Town Hall where he was presented with gifts. EAGLES FLY EAST NEW YORK (AP) — The Eagles are making their first tour of the South Pacific and the Orient in 1976. The 12-city, 14-concert tour takes the hit group to New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Hawaii. Onken, vice president; Mrs. Wayne Daniels, secretary-treasurer, and the Rev. Allan M. Petersen and Wayne Daniels, finance chairmen. The student chapter officers are Deb Onken, president; Sue Millender, vice president, and Sue Jones, secretary-treasurer. Faculty advisors are Deb Farrell and Dorla Hill. The Carroll AFS chapter helped Glidden organize a local chapter and obtain an exchange student for the 1975-76 year. Ulrick Schaufmeister, Bechum, Germany, is the Glidden foreign studnet residing with the Merle McCrea family. Mrs. William Moorhouse is the president and Gerald Mathine is the studnet advisor of the Glidden chapter. Since 1958 there have been 17 foreign exchange students from 16 different countries in Carroll area homes. Under the Americans Abroad Program, 11 Carroll students have studied or lived abroad. 6 FINE LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU • STATE LICENSED • WHIRLPOOL BATHS • AIR CONDITIONED • WHEEL-IN SHOWERS • PROFESSIONAL NURSES • PROTESTANT CHURCH SERVICES • MASS Nursing Home r- 2W- 1792-9281 500 VALLEY DR CARROLL CARROLL MANOR NURSING HOME 500 VALLEY DR. CARROLL .. 792-9211 JEFFERSON MANOR NURSING HOME 100 E. SUNSET JEFFERSON . .316-4107 ADEL ACRES NURSING HOME 1919 GREEN ADEL .. 993-4511 ALTOONA MANOR CARE CENTER INC. 200 7 AV. S.W. AITOONA. .967-4267 NORWALK CARE CENTER INC. 921 SUNSET DR. NORWALK ......911-0604 POLK CITY CARE CENTER POLK CITY 984^201 THE CARROLL'COUNTY SHERIFF'S office made progress in 1975. Its fleet of cars was raised to six, to accommodate its six deputies. Ethel Forrest resigned as office deputy and Mrs. Gene (Ruth) Nellesen replaced her. Here is the sheriff's staff: Mrs. Nellesen, Sheriff John Jaycees Continue Civic Service Role G. Longnecker, Chief Deputy Roger O'Tool, Deputy Ferman Stout, Deputy Doug Bass, Deputy John D. Hays, Breda Deputy Wilber Dorman and Glidden-Ralston-Lidderdale Deputy Ronald Cleveland. The Carroll Jaycees, an organization for young men between 18 and 35, sponsored many activities throughout the past year, keeping to their purpose of service to the community. One of the major projects was sponsoring the Lung Association Walk-a-Thon under the direction of Tom Haley in which $5,000 was raised. President Doyle Beeber said the $5,000 figure put Carroll first in Iowa, according to population. The organization also raised over $600, sponsoring the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon Fish Bowl. The group also held a Blues Image concert for teen-agers and proceeds went to the Heart Monitor Defibrileator fund. The Jaycees also became sponsors for the High Adventure Explorer Post 120 with Leon Riesberg serving as advisor. The Post held a Manteno District Winter Ifreeze-oijt in January and 150 boys attended, according to Beeber. At Christmas time fruit baskets were distributed to senior citizens. Other events slated for this year include annual radio day, an easier egg hunt and the organization's annual awards banquet, honoring outstanding Jaycees and young men of the community. Several other projects completed included a tennis tournament held last summer under the leadership of Dick GET NEW HOME PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Robin Hood Dell Concerts, America's oldest series of outdoor summer concerts, will open its new home June 14. Located in Fairmount Park, the new theater, to be called the Robin Hood Dell West, will have 5,000 seats under cover and 10,000 places under the stars. Eugene Ormandy will conduct the Philadelphia Orchestra at the opening concert and the orchestra will perform for seven seeks in its new summer home. Leutzinger, working at St. Anthony Regional Hospital for three months running the coffee shop and information desk on Saturday nights. Other officers besides Beeber include Scott Heinrichs, vice-president; Rick Boes, secretary-treasurer; Algene Snyder. state director; Leutzinger, membership chairman and Terry Irlmeier, director of publications. 'Heritage 9 is Theme of F.L.C. The F.L.C. Club's program theme for 1975-76 is "Our Heritage." Most of its meetings have been emphasizing the bicentennial. The club continues to contribute to numerous community projects. It again gave a book to the library and regularly visited area shut-ins. It also contributed to the annual Jaycee Christmas baskets for the needy and to the Retarded Children's Fund. The club started with 16 members in 1913 as a kensington and needlework club. In 1918 the club changed to an educational and social unit. It has been a study club since 1918. Mrs. Merle Stevens is president this year. Mrs. M.H. Van Valkenburg is vice president, Wilma Mohler, secretary and Mrs. Roy Heuton, treasurer. WARNING DEVICE LEWISTON, Ida. (AP) The Snake River between Lewiston and Clarkston has a warning device to protect low-flying aircraft. Brightly colored balls have been strung across the river and can be seen from a great distance. BOB'S SHOE REPAIR We are proud to be a part of the PROGRESS in Carroll Come in and see our NEW line of ... JUSTIN BOOTS Tony Lama Boots Work Shoes Children's Shoes Justin Hand Bags and Billfolds SHanor <*!**. -1-1-1.1-11.1.«. 33= 33= The all new Fullertons Home Center opened its doors in September 1974 to provide the people of the Carroll area with a complete, one-stop building, remodeling and decorating center backed by the kind of service you expect and deserve. And Fullertons also continues to carry quality lumber products and products for the expansion and repair needs of the farm. Whether you are planning to build a new commercial establishment or new home, have plans for a remodeling project or plan to redecorate, Fullertons Home Center has the winning combination of quality products at inflation fighting prices and both backed by friendly and dependable service. Fullertons New Home Center . . . Proud to Be a Part of Carrolland. Hardware Supplies Electrical Supplies Plumbing Supplies Home Decorating Department Light Fixtures • Paint • Lumber • Craft Center • Floor Covering • Kitchen Cabinet Center HOf^E CENTER Ph. 792-9226 He/res Avenue Carroll, Iowa DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE.
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