OC Scouts Take On Another Adventure
The hiking requirements for hiking merit badge are 4 10-mile hikes and one 20-mile hike. Yesterday morning 11 members and 4 leaders from Boy Scout Troop 32 set out from the 34th St. Acme for a little stroll down Ocean Drive.2 Scouts accomplished one of their 10-mile segments and 9 completed the full 20 Miles. They averaged 3 miles per hour. Some sore feet and a few blisters won’t keep them from a reward on the new Zip line and ropes course at the Cape May County Zoo today.If you’re wondering what it takes to walk 20 miles. Come on out to a Troop meeting any Tuesday night at 7:00 at the Presbyterian Church on the corner of 7th and Central to hear about our other fun and challenging adventures.
Rockwell councilman chosen as GOP candidate for Cerro Gordo County Recorder
MASON CITY — Larry Wentz has been chosen to be the Republican candidate for Cerro Gordo County Recorder. Cerro Gordo County Republicans held a special convention on Tuesday, choosing Wentz over T. J. Shovein for the November ballot. Wentz is currently serving in his third term as a Rockwell city councilman. Wentz has also been president of the Rockwell Economic Development Committee for two years, board member of the Linn Grove Recreational Pool Board for four years, and a Public Safety Committee representative for four years. Wentz is a regional service manager for Vereco LLC, supporting Trinity Health and MercyOne locations throughout the region. Wentz will face Democrat AnnMarie Legler in the November general election. Legler has worked for Cerro Gordo County for 13 years, five in the Treasurer’s office, with the last eight in the Recorder’s office. The winner in November will fill the remaining two years of Colleen Pearce’s term. Pearce retired on June 30th after more than 30 years as the County Recorder.
Fire averted at Woodlands Hospital
Quick action by employees of Woodlands Hospital averted a major catastrophe at the facility on Wednesday.The Hospital’s staff reacted in a timely manner when an alarm was raised after a generator overheated and though the Fire Service was informed, the staff managed to gain control of the situation before their arrival, preventing what could have been a full-blown fire.When Guyana Times arrived at the scene, fire trucks were present and eyewitnesses revealed that the fire reportedly began at the rear of the building among the generators.One of the fire trucks at the Woodlands Hospital“The whole back start smoke and we hear people start holler fire. The hospital staff went in and they deal with it. The firefighters came and gone in, but we ain’t hear nothing back yet,” said one eyewitness who evacuated the Hospital’s premises upon the fire alarm being raised.However, when questioned, the Safety and Health Officer, Roger Hastwood relayed that the commotion was created simply because of a fire drill.“You are witnesses of our first, in a long time, fire drill,” was Hastwood’s response to the claims of a fire on the hospital’s premises.Members of the Fire Service would not confirm that the incident was indeed a fire drill, and refused to comment on the matter.