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The Kettle River city picnic is scheduled for 12-4 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Kettle River ballpark. Meat and drinks will be provided. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring an appetizer, salad or dessert to share. If the park is too muddy or there is bad weather, the picnic will be held at the Veterans Building in Kettle River.

Quilting at Holy Trinity is over for the summer, but if you have new cotton fabric you would like to

donate, please contact Marcia at 218-273-4045.

The next Kettle River city council meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 9.

The Ma & Pa Kettle meeting is at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 7. We need volunteers to attend the meeting.

The next Finnish luncheon is at noon on Wednesday, May 17 at the Kettle River Senior Center.

In the early 1970s I was working at the hospital in Superior. The paramedics had been asking the city for a better-equipped ambulance. The ambulance was basically a vehicle with a stretcher. The paramedics had been taking classes in cardiac functions, reading the telemetry and learning how to use a defibrillator. They would say that “the council wanted them to be trained as a surgeon and give us butter knives to operate.” One night they had to bring in a member of the city council who was having a heart attack. Once they got him on the gurney in the emergency room and connected to the heart monitor, one of the firemen asked, “So how are you going to vote now, Joe?” It wasn’t too long after that the ambulance was better-equipped. I guess Joe decided to vote for the upgrade after his experience.