Council Grove Mayor Stricken During Meeting

By: From 13 News, Ralph Hipp
By: From 13 News, Ralph Hipp

COUNCIL GROVE (WIBW) -- There was a sudden and disturbing change in the leadership chair at Tuesday night's Council Grove council meeting.

Mayor Steve Shepard told the audience and his colleagues he wasn't feeling well, and was in the process of asking Councilman Jeff Blosser to take the gavel when he passed out before he could finish his request. Stunned council members watched as Mayor Shepard was taken from the room, and transported by ambulance to Morris County Hospital.

There's been no word from the City on the mayor's condition, or what may have happened to him.

Blosser presided over the rest of meeting as the acting mayor. 13 News calls to several of the council members went unanswered in the hours following the meeting.

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