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Ambulance service continues to be in limbo after McGrath proposes contract to supervisors

New Hampton, Iowa – Chickasaw County residents continue to wait for an ambulance service, but the board of supervisors heard a proposal from current service provider Jeremy McGrath in an attempt to solve the on-going problem.


The contract is nearly the same as the one previously presented to the ambulance council.  Year one would cost $165,000 and then $195,000 for year two.  Year three is $365,000 pending voter approval of an essential service tax.

After discussion, the board gave consensus for the county attorney to review the proposal.

Rumors flew during the meeting of the ambulance council and an Iowa City based service, CARE, having discussions about the service.

McGrath urged the board to stay local.


Representatives from MercyOne New Hampton and other residents supported McGrath’s service over the rumored one.

Supervisor Steve Geerts called the rumors a “slap in the face.”

An ambulance council meeting has been schedule for Thursday morning at 10.


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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