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Two KHS first responders cited for bravery in recent blizzard

A late-season blizzard that closed Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 30, cutting off travel in and out of Kimball, wasn't enough to dampen the spirit of service by two Kimball Health Services staff.

KHS first responder Earl "Spud" Rowley and paramedic Patrick Currie received letters of commendation Monday from CEO Ken Hunter for braving low visibility and high winds to transfer a patient to Cheyenne who needed immediate surgery. The patient, Hunter said, had reported to the KHS emergency room April 13 with a life threatening condition. With special clearance from the Nebraska State Patrol...

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