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Date posted - May 12, 2014

I listened to the (KIWA) morning show as they discussed the persons involved in yesterday’s weather alerts; It caused me to reflect on the traffic accident south of town on highway 60 that happened May 6th.


I was indirectly connected to the accident (my role is not important) but cannot remember the last time I saw so many emergency vehicles. The accident happened in the 9 AM hour and the vehicles were removed from the highway in the 9 PM hour.


I think it is significant to salute the EMTs, fire and rescue (ambulance) teams,  local police, county sheriffs, Iowa Highway patrol, and DOT members that played active roles during this awful event.  Also, we should be grateful that this community has local business (like Morgans, Pedersons, DeKruif.. afraid I may have missed some) that have the knowledge, tools, equipment, experience, and expertise to safely resolve the crisis.


In my opinion, we should salute our local people in the same way New Yorkers paid tribute to their rescue teams during 9/11.


These things usually go unrecognized and it seems too easy to take things for granted.  I was impressed and am grateful for all these people.


Sheldon Businessman

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5 Responses to “Observation”

  1. TM says:

    i to would like to thank all those unsung heros.

    Thank You all for your hard and difficult work

  2. peter lemonjello says:

    lets not forget the businesses that allow their employees respond from work to these incidents.

  3. Lee Ann says:

    I want to thank them too. They are out helping others in blizzards, other bad weather, 100 degree days, for very little except the fact that they want to help others. They train and know their stuff. It takes a special person to be an emergency responder. Thank you to all of them.

  4. Dad says:

    Yes, we applaud you. After last night’s events, thank you, too, to the trained weather spotters who follow these crazy weather systems to keep others safe.

  5. smalltowngirl says:

    As an EMT these kind of posts make my day :) I became an EMT to help others and I am glad I am able to do this. It is truly amazing to help people. Thank you all for your appreciation…and don’t forget, you can become an EMT too!!

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