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


4:05 a.m. — A transformer fire that damaged a power pole in the 300 block of E. Commercial St. in Goessel was extinguished within an hour by Goessel firefighters. An Evergy crew also responded.

1:26 p.m. — A fire alarm at Parkside Homes assisted living was determined by Hillsboro firefighters to have been caused by a maintenance worker accidentally breaking a water pipe.

6:11 p.m. — “Pretty bad” street flooding was reported by Marion firefighters after a thunderstorm moved through the area.

7:22 p.m. — A 59-year-old man with neurological symptoms was transferred by Hillsboro ambulance from Hillsboro Community Hospital to Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. The ambulance returned to Hillsboro at 11:52 p.m.

7:52 p.m. — A suicidal 16-year-old girl in the 600 block of Main St. in Florence was checked by Marion ambulance attendants but left in the care of her parents rather than being taken to a hospital.


7:20 p.m. — Peabody firefighters cleaned up debris from a non-injury traffic accident at US-50 and Pawnee Rd.


No dispatches.


No dispatches.


12:35 a.m. — What was reported to have been a hedge row fire near US-56/77 and 220th Rd. was determined by Marion firefighters to be remnants of controlled burning of a brush pile.

11:16 a.m. — Peabody police and firefighters, joined by sheriff’s deputies and the county’s emergency manager, spent more than two hours searching for a missing 8-year-old boy. He was found uninjured near Olive and 3rd Sts. at 1:32 p.m., shortly before Hillsboro ambulance attendants and Hillsboro firefighters with a drone would have arrived to join the search.

1:55 p.m. — An uninjured elderly woman who fell out of a wheelchair in the 700 block of N. Peabody St. in Peabody was helped up by Peabody firefighters and police. Hillsboro ambulance initially was paged, but police canceled the call. Peabody ambulance also was paged but did not answer. The woman declined to be taken to a hospital.

8:31 p.m. — Sheriff’s deputies, reservoir wardens, Hillsboro ambulance attendants, and Hillsboro firefighters aboard two water rescue crafts spent nearly an hour searching for a jet skier missing from Cottonwood Point at Marion Reservoir. He was located unharmed at 9:17 p.m. near French Creek Cove on the other side of the reservoir and declined to be taken to a hospital. A call for Florence firefighters to join the search was canceled.


12:03 a.m. — Wind from a passing thunderstorm reportedly snapped and uprooted trees in Lincolnville.


8:42 a.m. — A 51-year-old woman with stroke-like symptoms after recent knee surgery was taken by Marion ambulance to NMC Health, formerly Newton Medical Center, from a farm near 110th and Alfalfa Rds. The ambulance, delayed by road construction on US-50, returned to Marion at 11:13 a.m.

9:28 a.m. — A lethargic 71-year-old man with Parkinson’s disease at Homestead Senior Residences in Marion was taken to St. Luke Hospital, Marion, by Hillsboro ambulance, filling in for Marion ambulance.

Last modified June 12, 2024