Syracuse Welcoming New Ambulance, State Baseball

SYRACUSE – Syracuse  is welcoming a new ambulance and state baseball.

Rescue Chief Tim Wilson told the city council Wednesday that a second new ambulance is expected to arrive this fall .

The chassis of the ambulance has been delivered to Indiana for assembly at a cost of $247,000.

Wilson said the costs are high. For example, a single cot is over $20,000.

Never before has Syracuse hosted a state American Legion baseball tournament, but that will change July 27 to 31 this year.

Recreation Department Manager Jill Crook said the tournament could bring thousands of people to town. She is asking the city for a new set of bleachers at a cost of $44,200.

In the past, bleachers were borrowed from the fair board, but due to a scheduling conflict the bleachers are not available.

Other summer events include the “build a bath” kickball tournament at the ball complex. It is scheduled July 14 from noon to 8 p.m.

The Syracuse library will be hosting the summer blast again this year from June 10 to 14.

Mayor KC Ortiz and council members Orville Gigstad and Deb Dettmer officially welcomed new council members Laramie Werner and Jerry Werner.


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