Mayor in hospital ‘feeling better,’ misses meeting
Tonganoxie Mayor Mike Vestal was admitted to an area hospital last week, but is feeling better, Tonganoxie Police clerk Sandy Koontz said Tuesday.
Vestal was taken to the hospital Wednesday with a high white blood cell count and kidney infection, Koontz said.
"I talked to him briefly yesterday," Koontz said Tuesday. "He was feeling better."
Assistant city administrator Kathy Bard said Monday that Vestal had been moved out of the intensive care unit at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
At Monday's City Council meeting, Council President Jason Ward assumed the mayor's role in Vestal's absence.
"My biggest concern is for Mike to recover and get back to his position," Ward said.
Ward also said he hoped his interim status would be brief.
Council member Tom Putthoff said he visited Vestal at the hospital on Thursday. Vestal told him at the time that he was worried about missing Monday's meeting.
"I said 'Mike, your health is much more important than this,'" Putthoff said.
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