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by Ed Pyne, Publisher
|July 17 2014
Baby reunited with Hudson emergency personnel
Little Breeleigh Ann Bradbury, 3 months, was reunited with Hudson emergency personnel who helped deliver her this spring on Interstate 39. The joyous occasion was held Tuesday evening at the Hudson Fire Station with Breeleigh’s Mom and Dad, Kyle and Amanda Bradbury, of Minonk, thanking everyone for the miracle birth at Exit No. 2 on the north edge of Normal.
State Rep. Dan Brady presented State Proclamations to the two EMTs involved, Christopher Wasowicz and Matt Zielsdorf, for their actions and Greg Scott from the McLean County EMS also presented them with a plaque for their heroism. Also at the scene were Hudson Fire Chief Dan Hite and Lt. Aaron Kinder. Hudson Patrolman Josh Saathoff was first to arrive but thought it would be wise to let the EMTs take over.
Mr. Wasowicz said they went into panic mode when they realized the baby was already partially out. “Your heart races about 200 beats a minute,” he laughed. She didn’t cry right away and the first 3-4 seconds seemed like an eternity but after a little rub on the back she let everyone know she had arrived.
Breeleigh’s mother, an EMT herself, wanted to keep on driving to the hospital but Kyle didn’t think they were going to make it and called 911.
It was funny, she said, her first child, Landon, now 5, was a week late and she had to have induced labor, so they thought Breeleigh would be the same way but she was a week early!
All are doing well and the newborn is now a healthy 12 lbs.
As a remembrance for the occasion, the Bradbury family was presented with a quilt, made by Nancy Scott of Bloomington.
|July 3 2014
A Weekend to Remember
Last weekend was one for the memory books. On Friday I played golf in the NCHS Orange Crush Golf Outing at Ironwood Golf Course in Normal, and was totally shocked at the outstanding play of former Unit 5 Principal and Superintendent Alan Chapman. He was the reason we (all over age 60) ended at 4-under par on a tough course. The other teammates, Gordy Ropp and Paul Swanberg, helped, but Alan hit his drives 260-275 yards and down the middle of the fairway. Diana Ropp and her committee do a fine job raises money for the school’s alumni foundation.
On Saturday night, my lovely wife, Sally, and I attended my 50-Year Class Reunion at the Lexington Community Center. It was the first year my class had qualified to attend the biennial celebration in which all living Lexington High graduates are invited back. We had a few graduates who are 90 or above. They included Helen Mallory Pampel (Class of 1935); Ada Pulliam WIkowsky (1936), Janice Hefner Elder (1939), Bill “Bud” Fasking and Mildred Leach Wahls (1940), and Fern Payne Brucker, Martha Stevenson Langwell and Thelma Hillard Williams (1941). Mr. Fasking was also singled out for his heroism in WWII when a flew a glider onto the Normandy Beach on D-Day. We’ll have more about the class reunion in future editions.
On Sunday, Sally and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary. We watched the tape of our wedding and it brought back some great memories. My hair was a little darker in those days, but Sally hasn’t changed a bit
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