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Give ambulance a ‘yes’ vote; fix other problems

Published: Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

Recently while in Oregon, I needed emergency medical care and an ambulance ride to the hospital. I am thankful the new ambulance service was at the fire department. I appreciated their professionalism in my time of need, and so would you.

I ask that you please vote yes in support of the Oregon Ambulance Service referendum coming up in April.

No ambulance service is not an option. Did you know that the city did nothing to help secure ambulance service for its citizens?

The burned-out Whiskey’s River Smokehouse site is a public nuisance area.

Cat-sized rats were observed on the premises, across the street from a day care center.

Stores that could be in our blighted downtown are instead allowed to occupy an ancient factory-turned-mall.

The Route 64 and Route 2 intersection downtown continues to hinder safe traffic flow and commerce.

The dam area still seems as dangerous as ever without more aggressive safety precautions implemented.

The sheriff’s tow fund audit (why not $1,000 per tow?) goes on, and so does the spending spree by the Ogle County Board. The new $4.2 million sheriff’s office seemed to get railroaded through with little transparency.

Let’s hold our leaders accountable!

Thanks again to Oregon Ambulance Service!

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