McFarland Clinic comes to Jewell!

    The October 18, 1984 issue of the South Hamilton Record News brought the good news that Jewell finally had a medical clinic building ready for an open house to show the public!  This project had taken years of planning.  The news article below was on the front page.

     Five years ago concerned members of the South Hamilton Comunity began to investigate the possibility of a quality medical clinic and staff for the area.   They attended state-wide physician recruitment activities in search of a physician who was a specialist in Family Practice, searching preferably for a full-time resident physician.   Innumerable contracts were made and booths manned at state affairs which exhibited information concerning the South Hamilton area and a good way of life.   Today a dream has come true for those citizens supporting quality health care.

     The site most recently used by Imlay's Mobile Station had not been buay for years because there was less traffic through Jewell since the nearby interstate highway system became popular, so this spot was part of what could be used to construct Jewell's proposed new medical clinic.

     At the ribbon cutting ceremony held before the well attended public Open House held October 21, 1984, Jewell Mayor Wally Cook did the honors while the clinic medical staff watched.  Present were Susan Klein, Judy Hested, nurse and X-Ray technician Mary Kay Rash, Karleen Tegland, Dr. Timothy Lowry, and his wife Diane, the staff PAC.