Council Grove Mayor's Condition Improved

(WIBW) - A health scare for Council Grove's mayor during their City Council meeting Tuesday night turned out to be the flu.

Mayor Steve Shepard's daughter, Nicole, tells 13 News her father was kept overnight at Morris County Hospital for observation and to get fluids and was expected home later Wednesday.

Tuesday night, Shepard told the meeting audience and his colleagues he wasn't feeling well. A person who attended the meeting told 13 News Shepard was in the process of asking Councilman Jeff Blosser to take the gavel when he passed out.

Shepard was transported by ambulance to Morris County Hospital.

Blosser presided over the rest of meeting as the acting mayor.

Shepard's daughter said doctors say her father has nothing seriously wrong.

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