The construction of new ambulance stations in Humboldt and Moran took another step forward Tuesday morning when Allen County commissioners met with Fort Scott-based project architect Rick Zingre.
In April, the commission voted to accept a bid from Zingre & Associates for the preliminary designs for both ambulance buildings. In the many long months since that day, Zingres services have been on ice while the county conducted its search for suitable locations in each of the two Allen County towns.
Earlier this month, however, Humboldt City Administrator Cole Herder announced that, thanks to the beneficence of First Christian Church, the county would be able to plant its ambulance barn on a double-lot in the 800 block of Osage Street. Commissioners have also keyed in on a spot in Moran most likely the area just west of Midpoint Baptist Church on the south side of Highway 54, courtesy of a donation by Moran resident Mike Stodgell but the final details are still being nailed down.