Edwardsburg keeps its ambulance service

Published 2:27 pm Monday, May 23, 2005

By By NORMA LERNER / Cassopolis Vigilant
EDWARDSBURG - The Edwardsburg Ambulance Service will stay and continue to serve residents in the Village of Edwardsburg and Ontwa Township. It was unanimously voted by the Edwardsburg Village Council Monday night to keep the service rather than go with LifeCare Ambulance Service of Battle Creek.
The vote followed a work session held last week at the Ontwa Township Hall when village and township trustees discussed proposals presented by LifeCare, Southwestern Michigan Community Ambulance Service and Edwardsburg to provide an ambulance service for the Cass and Edwardsburg area.
The Edwardsburg service had included a portion of Jefferson and Calvin townships, but last week, Jefferson and Calvin townships withdrew from the Edwardsburg service to go with LifeCare. The two townships had about 17 percent of total calls in the service area, according to statistics.