SHAMOKIN - Less than one week removed from a brief stint as the city's acting mayor after William D. Milbrand suffered a heart attack, Councilman David Kinder was hospitalized following a heart attack of his own.

According to Mayor Milbrand, Kinder fell ill late Friday morning at his home. An ambulance drove him to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital (G-SACH), Coal Township. He was subsequently transferred and admitted at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Milbrand visited Kinder Friday and said he was in good spirits. Kinder was staying just a few doors away from the hospital room Milbrand occupied last weekend, the mayor said.

In the early morning hours of Aug. 2, Milbrand suffered a heart attack and drove himself to G-SACH before being transferred to GMC. Kinder served as interim mayor until Milbrand resumed his duties Monday, the day of his discharge.