• Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs) in Sevastopol recently launched a fundraiser to help them purchase new life-saving equipment.
On Aug. 13, the EMRs circulated a letter throughout the town, asking residents to contribute to a fundraising drive with a goal of $50,000. The money will be used to purchase new defibrillators.
The EMRs’ current defibrillator model, the LIFEPAK 500, will not be serviced by the manufacturer as of 2014, so they’re looking to purchase 16 new LIFEPAK 1000s, each of which costs around $3,000.
In just over two weeks, the campaign has raised over $7,000. EMR Justin MacDonald said he’s grateful for the positive response.
“I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect when we started,” he said. “I’m very happy with what we’ve received so far.”
• On Aug. 28, stop signs came out at Georgia Street and 8th Avenue on Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay. Flags and signs have been placed at the remaining stop signs at those intersections to warn drivers that traffic on Egg Harbor Road no longer has to stop.