Continuing mechanical breakdowns on the Hamilton County Ambulance Service‚Äôs 1997 ambulance has prompted commissioners to give the green light to developing specs for a new ambulance and soliciting bids for a Ford and/or Dodge chassis.
Ambulance director Cathy Sigler and assistant director Mark Kubik met with commissioners Monday to update them on the latest breakdown -- a faulty fuel pump that is expected to cost the county an estimated $1,000 to replace.
Friday blaze takes barn
A Friday afternoon structure fire about two miles north of Marquette claimed a barn, but did not approach the home owned by Jeremie and Kelly Johnson.
No one was injured in the blaze.
Aurora woman killed in wreck
A 28-year-old Aurora woman was killed in a collision at a rural intersection 4-1/2 miles northwest of Aurora at approximately 8:15 a.m. Tuesday.
Stephanie Wrick of Aurora was driving her car south when it collided with a westbound pickup driven by Darrin Grosshans, also of Aurora.
Wrick was pronounced dead at the scene. Grosshans was taken to a hospital and then released.