The Dowagiac Daily News has the other side of the story. I was surprised and upset that the Dowagiac Daily had only spoken with the current Keeler board for the Friday article. But as they've published a story about each side over two days it did end up being a good representation of both sides of the issues. This time they spoke with the Sister Lakes Fire Department and EMS.
The Dowagiac Daily rag gave a biased interview with the Keeler board and a front page photo of a ran over election sign.This is a common false flag ploy, a supposed attack or damage done simply to get sympathy or to control the news cycle. The USA heavy involvement in the Vietnam war was started after the fake Gulf of Tonkin attack, that was later determined to have never happened..
Our friends over at Keeler ICU have a report on a very delayed response from CEMS. As some of you may recall, the original CEMs contract said Coloma would try to assist the fire department if they were available. One of the few concessions the current Keeler board gave to the concerned citizens was changing that clause to 'will respond'. Unfortunately CEMS must take "will respond" to mean "will respond, but take your sweet time". Here is what Keeler ICU said.
The Kalamazoo Gazette has an article on the recall. It appears overall balanced and to the point. Although this is the first I heard that the Keeler board was looking into Coloma for 2 years. I sure don't remember any resolutions made to investigate changing services in '09, but I may have missed that meeting. It does make me wonder why, in that 2 year time, they never surveyed the citizens to see what they wanted.
The Dowagiac Daily News covered the filing of the recall.
"Wording to recall the entire Keeler Township board over its decision to switch ambulance coverage from Sister Lakes to Coloma has been submitted to Van Buren County Clerk Tina Leary, she confirmed Wednesday."