Jul 20

Heat Related Emergencies

Posted on July 20, 2018 at 9:47 AM by Kristy Bansemer

This is the time of year when emergency services respond to heat-related emergencies. When your favorite local weather person talks about an excessive heat warning, meaning the combination of heat and humidity makes our bodies feel like its 105 outside, we need to take precautions.

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May 18

Community Spirit

Posted on May 18, 2018 at 8:28 AM by Kristy Bansemer

The thing I like about the month of May is how it’s become a community celebration. Prom is followed by graduations. Young people prepare for their summer jobs and their next steps into adulthood. Events held in May show evidence of kids growing up, as well as their parents grappling with mixed emotions of pride and anxiety about what’s next for their kids and for themselves.


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May 11

Dangers of Distracted Driving

Posted on May 11, 2018 at 10:05 AM by Kristy Bansemer

As many of you know, April was National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In years past, most drivers were distracted by passengers looking for items in the car, adjusting the radio or eating while driving. Today, the primary culprit is the distraction caused by your cell phone. As phones get “smarter,” their ability to distract us while driving increases.

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