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Broadcasts about these fire and ambulance calls were monitored this past week by the newspaper:

MAY 14

7:55 a.m. — A Peabody police officer helped an uninjured 80-year-old woman get up after she fell at a home in the 700 block of N. Peabody St. in Peabody. An initial call to Hillsboro ambulance was canceled.

8:38 a.m. — After some communications difficulties, Goessel firefighters were sent to near 29th Ave. and Dakota Rd. in McPherson County to help lift a person who had fallen.

3:21 p.m. — A 61-year-old woman seeking a surgical consultation was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from Hillsboro Community Hospital to McPherson Center for Health. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 5:19 p.m.

4:59 p.m. — Peabody police again helped an uninjured 80-year-old woman get up after she fell in the 700 block of N. Peabody St. in Peabody. This time, Marion ambulance was dispatched before the call was canceled.

5:06 p.m. — As it was returning to its station, Marion ambulance was rerouted to St. Luke Hospital to transfer a patient to NMC Health, formerly Newton Medical Center. The ambulance returned to Marion at 6:55 p.m.

11:25 p.m. — Accidental activation of a medical alarm at a farmhouse near US-50 and 90th Rd. resulted in Marion ambulance briefly heading there until the call was canceled. Peabody ambulance did not answer a page.

11:45 p.m. — A 61-year-old woman who fell at an apartment in the 400 block of S. Ash St. in Hillsboro was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance.

MAY 15

3:54 a.m. — An 83-year-old woman with back and shoulder pain at a home in the 400 block of S. Coble St. in Marion was taken to NMC Health by Marion ambulance. The ambulance returned to Marion at 6:09 a.m.

12:21 p.m. — A 37-year-old woman with double vision after a car accident several weeks earlier was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to HCH from Oakwood Manor apartments in Hillsboro.

2:04 p.m. — A driver trapped in debris of a one-vehicle accident near 120th and Chisholm Trail Rd. was dead at the scene. Hillsboro ambulance and Goessel firefighters, rescue squad members, and first responders were dispatched. (See accident reports on this page.)

5:30 p.m. — At the request of a sheriff’s deputy, Marion ambulance was called to the 200 block of W. 6th St. in Florence to take to St. Luke a patient with chest pains who may have taken wrong medications accidentally.

THURSDAY

2:03 p.m. — A 41-year-old man with a fractured pelvis was transferred by Marion ambulance from St. Luke to Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. The ambulance returned to Marion at 5:18 p.m.

8:02 p.m. — For a third time, ambulances were sent to the 700 block of N. Peabody St. in Peabody. This time, Peabody ambulance responded, but the patient declined to be taken to a hospital. Hillsboro ambulance also was dispatched, but the call was canceled.

11:49 p.m. — A 58-year-old woman reportedly contemplating suicide in the 200 block of W. 6th St. in Florence was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.

FRIDAY

4:20 a.m. — An 88-year-old man who fell at a home in the 200 block of S. Date St. in Hillsboro was helped up by Hillsboro ambulance attendants and a Hillsboro first responder. He declined to be taken to a hospital.

7:41 a.m. — An uninjured 79-year-old man who fell at a home in the 600 block of N. Elm St. in Peabody was helped up by Hillsboro ambulance attendants. He also declined to be taken to a hospital.

5:12 p.m. — An 86-year-old man feeling faint and having trouble breathing at a home in the 300 block of S. Roosevelt St. in Marion was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.

SATURDAY

2:07 p.m. — Marion ambulance initially was called for a man passed out along Yarrow Rd. near US-50, but a sheriff’s deputy determined before the ambulance arrived that the man merely was resting.

2:31 p.m. — A 70-year-old man with a bowel obstruction was transferred by Marion ambulance from St. Luke to McPherson Center for Health. The ambulance returned to Marion at 8:16 p.m., stopping in Hillsboro on the way back.

2:58 p.m. — An 86-year-old man who may have suffered heat stroke at a farm near Yarrow Rd. and the Morris County line was taken to St. Luke by Hillsboro ambulance, which responded because Marion ambulance was out of the county. A Lincolnville first responder provided initial care. Tampa ambulance also was called, but the call was canceled before the ambulance arrived.

9:04 p.m. — A person who may have fallen in the 100 block of S. Wilson St. in Hillsboro was taken to HCH by Hillsboro ambulance. Hillsboro firefighters helped lift the patient.

10:22 p.m. — Peabody police asked Peabody firefighters to extinguish a small trash fire started by kids at Peabody City Park.

SUNDAY

12:23 a.m. — A 31-year-old man, dizzy and short of breath after taking what was reported to be a THC (marijuana) gummy at a house in the 100 block of Nickerson St. in Burns, was evaluated by Burns first responders before declining to be taken to a hospital by Marion ambulance. Law enforcement officers do not appear to have been dispatched.

3:39 p.m. — A 28-year-old woman experiencing swelling and difficulty breathing after running out of medication was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to HCH from a rental home in the 300 block of N. Ash St. in Hillsboro.

4:33 p.m. — A 90-year-old woman bleeding from over her eyes after tripping over an electric cord on a sidewalk at Sunrise Townhomes in Marion was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.

6:59 p.m. — Dispatchers received a call about a tornado on the ground at 260th and Jade Rd., but the report could not be confirmed by weather observers.

7:02 p.m. — Roads around a downed Evergy transmission line arcing near Sonic Drive-In at Hillsboro were blocked by Hillsboro firefighters.

7:21 p.m. — A woman, bleeding after falling in a bathtub at a duplex on Victory Ln. in Marion, had to wait for a relative across town to bring a key before Marion ambulance attendants could enter her locked home and take her to St. Luke. The ambulance had planned to take her to NMC Health but was diverted because of inclement weather.

7:30 p.m. — Pea-size hail was reported at Lincolnville. Nine minutes later, nickel-size hail and 40 mph winds were reported at Marion Reservoir. Four minutes after that, pea-size hail was reported on the north edge of Marion. Two minutes later, pea- to nickel-size hail was reported in Hillsboro.

At 7:57 p.m., tornado sirens were activated at Walton in Harvey County. Pea-size hail and 50 mph winds were reported in Goessel soon thereafter, and Peabody police on storm-watcher duty noted an area of rotation in clouds south of Peabody, moving east.

At 8:06 p.m., heavy rainfall, nickel-size hail, 50 mph winds, and zero visibility were reported at US-50 and Limestone Rd. and at Harvest Hill Rd. in Harvey County. By 8:11 p.m., hail at Limestone and 50th Rd. had grown to the size of golf balls, and gusts quickly increased to 70 mph.

At 8:22 p.m., 60 to 70 mph gusts and possible rotation were noted in Burns. By 8:30 p.m., however, most severe weather had left the county.

In the aftermath, power failures were reported in Peabody, downed tree limbs and in some cases power lines blocked at least three streets, and at least two others were reported to be flooded.

Limbs and a power line also were reported to be blocking several streets in Burns.

Firefighters in both communities patrolled streets, assessed damage, and cleared debris or detoured traffic as needed until around 9:30 p.m. in Peabody and 2 a.m. in Burns.

7:32 p.m. — A trauma patient’s transfer from St. Luke to Wesley was reassigned to Hillsboro ambulance and delayed by more than an hour because Marion ambulance was busy, and authorities were assessing storm damage. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 11:30 p.m.

10:08 p.m. — Marion firefighters were called to St. Luke to help lift a patient into a private vehicle to go home.

MONDAY

12:19 a.m. — A 69-year-old patient with atrial fibrillation was transferred from HCH to Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, by Marion ambulance, the only ambulance with a paramedic on duty. The ambulance returned to Marion at 3:12 a.m.

12:30 a.m. — With Marion ambulance heading to Wichita, an 88-year-old man who fell at Marion Assisted Living was examined by Hillsboro ambulance. He declined to be taken to a hospital.

3:40 p.m. — Three people involved in a two-vehicle accident at US-50 and Nighthawk Rd. declined to be taken to a hospital after a Peabody ambulance attendant evaluated them. A call to Hillsboro ambulance was canceled. Peabody firefighters also were dispatched.

8:09 p.m. — At a physician’s request, a 2½-year-old boy with complications from autoimmune disorders was taken by Hillsboro ambulance to Wesley from a home in the 100 block of S. Floral Dr. in Hillsboro. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 10:55 p.m.

9:31 p.m. — At a state trooper’s request, a 30-year-old truck driver who pulled over at US-56 and Nighthawk Rd. because of trouble breathing was checked by Marion ambulance attendants. He declined to be taken to a hospital.

10:59 p.m. — A lethargic 83-year-old woman in the 400 block of S. Coble St. in Marion was taken to St. Luke by Marion ambulance.

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