Posted on September 14, 2017

Where was this school located?

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What locals were talking about 36 years ago

Noted below are news items originally published in the East Branch Citizen in the latter part of September 1981:

  • The number of times the Minquas Ambulance Corps in Downingtown was called to transport someone to a hospital had increased from 300 calls in 1975 to more than 1,000 calls five  years later. As a result, the Minquas—whose coverage area included the borough, East Caln, West Bradford, East Brandywine, the eastern end of Caln, and part of Glen Moore—was responding to more calls than any other ambulance service in Chester County. In fact, the Uwchlan Ambulance Corps had to come into the Minquas coverage area 70 times in 1980 because the Downingtown-based service was responding to an earlier call.  Although it’s apparent that the Minquas needs a second ambulance, the ambulance corps had upgraded its service by increasing the number of its trained attendants to 30 volunteers, and 23 of them would soon be certified as emergency medical technicians.
  • Frank Sinex, owner of the of Lyndell Country Store for many years, donated a half acre tract of land, fronting on Lyndell Road, to the Chester County Park System, to provide a parking area for users of the Struble Hiking and Biking Trail.

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