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Citizens Group Hosts Meeting to Explore EMT Classes at High School

Back in the 1970s, high school seniors from the Lake Superior School District received train­ing that equipped them to serve as Emergency Medical Techni­cians in Silver Bay and other Lake County communities.

Members of the Silver Bay com­munity are exploring the possi­bility of reviving this practice by bringing Advanced First Aid, EMT and EMR training to interested high school students. This effort has the support of Representative Dave Lislegard and Senator Grant Hauschild and would strengthen EMT services in the area. Accord­ing to Dale Knaffla, the training plan, when implemented, would allow sophomores to receive ad­vanced first aid training, while juniors and seniors could receive EMR and EMT training, respec­tively. A public meeting to discuss this plan is scheduled for June 12th at 3:30 in the North Shore Partners conference room. The Lake Coun­ty Ambulance Service, Silver Bay Rescue Squad and Silver Bay Po­lice Department will be on hand to share information about the ser­vices they provide. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting on the 12th and public input will be welcomed.

Rick Evans
Rick Evans
My wife, Marsha Kinzer (a proud DEHS Greyhound, class of ‘77) introduced me to the North Shore on vacation in 2012. It became our regular escape when the stress of our careers in education became overwhelming, and it didn’t take me long to fall in love with the breathtaking scenery, the nice people, and “salad” containing Jell-o and marshmallows. So you can either blame or thank my loving wife for my being here, because when we needed to choose a retirement hometown, Marsha advocated hard for her beloved Duluth, and here we are, six months later. Yes, this will be my first northern Minnesota winter. Yes, I welcome thoughts and prayers. Government, public policy, and social justice weighed heavily in the curriculums I taught at the high school level over a thirty-eight year career. In addition, we were a laboratory school focused on critical thinking in conjunction with technical and scientific writing. So when I found myself adrift on the great ocean of retirement and spied a raft, I jumped at the chance to take up what I’d left behind…minus the bad teachers’ lounge coffee. My position at the NSJ allows me to combine my passions for government and writing, and it’s helping me to feel less out of touch in new surroundings. When I’m not being “Cubby” (Marsha’s favorite new nickname for this green reporter) I enjoy pointing at eagles and saying, “Look, honey. There’s an eagle.” I’ve had an active side hustle as a professional musician for almost as many years as Charlie Parr. As a guitarist/singer/songwriter, I graced the stages of clubs and festivals around southern Wisconsin, including an appearance on A Prairie Home Companion. Should I even mention A Prairie Home Companion, or am I the only one here old enough to remember what that is? Look! An eagle!
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