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Engine for sale

1992 Ottawa Beck, 1500 gpm Darley, top mount, deck gun, hydraulic ladder rack, 3- 6” intakes, 3- 2.5” intakes, 5” rear discharge, 4- 2.5” discharges 3- 1.5” pre connects nice truck, reasonably clean with all maintenance records and current pump test. $15000. Call Chief James Savage, 785-418-3999

 

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Kansas Fire News – December 14, 2018

https://www.kwch.com/content/news/Fire-repot-502743281.html

https://www.cjonline.com/news/20181213/topek-fire-department-welcomes-benny-new-accelerant-detection-canine

http://www.ctnewsonline.com/breaking_news/article_e5537038-fe4e-11e8-a845-2bcb5ed55066.html

https://www.kmbc.com/article/kck-police-working-fatality-accident-involving-3-teens/25571779

https://www.wibw.com/content/news/Fire-rips-through-home-in-rural-Hoyt-502769391.html

 

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Kansas Fire News – December 13, 2018

https://www.kwch.com/content/news/1-critically-injured-in-N-Wichita-house-fire-502634571.html

http://www.gctelegram.com/news/20181212/fire-damages-garage-of-home-on-crestway-drive

http://peabodykansas.com/direct/new_county_ems_director_returns_to_roots+5012roots+4e657720636f756e747920454d53206469726563746f722072657475726e7320746f20726f6f7473

http://www.kake.com/story/39630034/person-dies-in-2-vehicle-crash-in-andover

https://www.kwch.com/content/news/Firefighters-brace-for-dangerous-conditions-Thursday-502625621.html

http://www.ctnewsonline.com/breaking_news/article_f6f07f3e-fd8b-11e8-a7ba-c724d3cf9341.html

https://www.kctv5.com/news/kck-fire-investigates-structure-fire/article_3ccb9e74-fdca-11e8-801b-1b4542c9108a.html

http://wyandottedaily.com/firefighter-injured-at-vacant-house-fire/

http://www.republic-online.com/news/local_news/county-sets-public-hearing-regarding-rural-fire-district-governance/article_284a56c5-e188-5fb3-8c02-be545a5956e4.html

 

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Paradigm Pipeline Safety Training

Paradigm, based out in Wichita, KS, hosts pipeline safety training programs for local first responders to work with local pipeline operators. Our Kansas programs are starting in January, and we wanted to see about getting information and our meeting schedule out to your association members.

Here is a link to our Kansas meetings schedule: http://kpa-awareness.com/meeting_schedule/

 

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Kansas Fire News – December 12, 2018

http://www.derbyinformer.com/news/derby_news/new-rescue-tools-for-fire-department/article_a0f1fd20-fd8a-11e8-89d9-83d36fabf662.html

https://www.hayspost.com/2018/12/11/crews-fight-grass-fire-in-north-hays/

http://www.emporiagazette.com/area_news/article_1a34a540-fd7a-11e8-b407-5ff0f0cae742.html

http://www.emporiagazette.com/article_7ff2abf5-f6c2-5449-91ed-5bf7db58b0d9.html

https://www.leavenworthtimes.com/news/20181211/house-fire-reported-in-basehor

 

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Kansas Opioid Summit Training

 

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Donald E. Marquardt

Donald E. Marquardt, 83, of Marysville, Kan., died November 27, 2018 at the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca, Kan.

Visitation will be Friday, November 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville.

A rosary service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church in Marysville.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 1 at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church. Father Nathan Haverland and Father Jim Shaughnessy will officiate.

The pallbearers will be Robert Marquardt, Dan Feldhausen, Mike Seematter, Jeff Bartolotta, Tim Bartolotta and Steve Schmidt.

The honorary pallbearers will be Mike Dettke, Dennis Iles, Hank Borgerding, Tom Lehechka, Ron Feldhausen, Jerry Manley, John Mulryan, Rick Wilson, Lynn Runnebaum and Galen Cope.

Burial will be in St. Gregory’s Catholic Cemetery.

Don was born July 30, 1935, at Marysville, Kan., to Henry Adolph and Mabel Rose (Cooper) Marquardt. In 1953, he graduated from Marysville High School.

On June 18, 1958, he married Mary Lou Funke at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church.

Don was a member of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Marysville Volunteer Fire Department and Disabled American Veterans. He was a Cub Scout Cubmaster and baseball coach for his kids’ teams. Don served in the Army National Guard and Army active duty during Vietnam Era.

He worked for Burger Fertilizer Plant in Marysville, Finlayson Gravel Pit near Hanover and Dixon Tire. He retired from Kansas Power & Light after working 31 years as a welder. He farmed his family farm for many years.

He enjoyed the time spent with his children and grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Helen Scott, Evelyn Schmidt, Kathleen Leikam and Maxine Farrell; and brother, Gary Marquardt.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou; 5 children, Tony Marquardt, Chuck Marquardt, and Raymond (Mara) Marquardt, all of Marysville, Margaret Smith and Patricia (Maurice) Walker, both of Wichita; sisters, Marilyn Anderson, Kansas City, MO, and Joan Rosette, Wheatridge, CO; brother, Roger Marquardt, Kansas City, KS; 12 grandchildren, Henry (Chelsea) and Wil (Kim) Marquardt; Natalie, Andee, Kallyn and Ian Marquardt, Ciara, Curtis, Caleb (Bailey), and Isaiah Smith; Zyanna and Zarianna Walker; and 2 great-grandchildren, Noah and Piper Marquardt.

A memorial fund has been established to St. Gregory’s Catholic School. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary.

 

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Kansas Fire News – December 11, 2018

https://www.kctv5.com/news/shawnee-fire-crews-responded-to-reported-house-fire-where-residents/article_2efa3632-fd04-11e8-9ad9-3b97a6066d20.html

https://www.ksnt.com/news/local-news/traffic-alert-45th-and-se-adams-shut-down-after-two-vehicle-crash/1651371615

https://www.fourstateshomepage.com/news/local-fire-department-saves-puppy-from-underground-pipe/1651363671

https://www.cjonline.com/news/20181210/smoky-fire-early-monday-shuts-down-kansas-avenue-bridge

 

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Job Opening – Firefighter/EMT – Northwest Consolidated Fire District

Job Title: Firefighter/EMT

Annual Starting Earnings (Base; Excluding Overtime & Benefit Package):
$35,122 (Recruit)
$36,175 (Post-Probation in 1st Year)

Closing Date: January 10, 2019

NWCFD is establishing a hiring eligibility list for new Firefighter/EMT positions in 2019. Firefighters perform duties related to fire prevention, suppression, emergency rescue, basic life support, and first aid under emergency conditions frequently involving considerable danger. Employees in this classification work under direct supervision of a Battalion Chief or Lieutenant and must adhere to rules and regulations for the safety of all persons. Training provides firefighters with general guidance to perform this position, and ongoing knowledge development/maintenance is required.

NWCFD offers a competitive benefit package including a health, dental, and vision insurance plan, Kansas Police and Fire (KP&F) defined-benefit Retirement System, eligibility to voluntarily participate in the supplemental State of Kansas KPERS 457 deferred compensation plan, paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, paid personal leave, paid holidays (x2.0 of regular wages on holidays worked; 12 hours on holidays not worked), and paid bereavement leave. Firefighters work a modified Berkeley shift schedule of alternating days of 24 hours on-duty and 24 hours off-duty for a total of three shift days over a five-day period. Firefighters are compensated with an overtime rate in accordance of the FLSA Section 7(k) exemption.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

● Must be 21 years or older
● Must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record
● High School Diploma or equivalent
● Firefighter I and II Certifications
● Kansas (Transitioned) or National EMT Certification
● Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certification taken within the last 12 months
● Written Fire Service Entrance Exam (FSEE) with a score of 70 percent or better within the past two years
● The ability to pass a post offer physical, drug screen, and background investigation

NWCFD Employment Application and copies of Firefighter I & II, Kansas (Transitioned) OR National Registry EMT certifications, CPAT, and FSEE results must be included to be considered as a qualified candidate. Please submit all documents along with a NWCFD Employment Application (available at the address below or online at www.nwcfd.org) via mail or in-person at:

Northwest Consolidated Fire District
9745 Kill Creek Rd.
De Soto, KS 66018

Questions can be directed to Battalion Chief Brandon Shipman at (913) 585-0075 ext. 8011 (M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

 

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James Edward “Jim” LeBlanc

James Edward “Jim” LeBlanc, 82 of Waldo, Kansas, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Minneapolis Health Care & Rehab in Minneapolis, Kansas.

Jim was born on August 1, 1936 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. He was one of four children born to Ralph and Helen Marie (Vachon) LeBlanc. He grew up in Shrewsbury and graduated from Shrewsbury High School in the Class of 55. While in High School, Jim was in the Navy Reserves.

Jim was united in marriage to Marian Clow on December 3, 1962 in Denver, Colorado. This union was blessed with three children; James, Kathryn and Samuel. They made their home at Air Force Bases until Jim’s retirement.

Jim served his Country in the United States Air Force, working as an Air Traffic Controller. During his career he was stationed in Biloxi, MS; Korea; Japan; Tucson, AZ; Germany; Thailand; Denver, CO; and Enid, Ok. He retired as a Master Sergeant in 1977 and moved to Waldo. He ran the Waldo Street & Water Department from 1979 to retiring in 1995. He also delivered the Salina Journal in the Waldo area for many years. He was a long time member of the Waldo Fire Department. Life member of the Russell V.F.W. Post #6240, and member of the Luray American Legion Post #121. In his spare time he enjoyed reading, especially military adventure novels.

Surviving family include his wife of 56 years, Marian of the home; sons, James “Jay” LeBlanc (KiKi) of Littleton, Colorado and Samuel “Sam” LeBlanc (Jenn) of Walnut, California; daughter, Kathryn LeBlanc of Salina, Kansas; brother, Ralph “Bud” LeBlanc (Elaine) of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts; sister, Mary Ellen of Baltimore, Maryland; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

Jim’s family will be conducting a private family service and burial of ashes at a later date. No visitation being held. The family has established a Memorial with the Waldo Fire Department. Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.

 

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Kansas Fire News – December 10, 2018

https://www.kmbc.com/article/community-rallies-around-lenexa-firefighter-with-cancer/25450339

https://salinapost.com/2018/12/08/update-kansas-man-hospitalized-after-pickup-rolls-into-ditch-has-died/

https://www.ksn.com/news/kansas/mother-and-daughter-safely-escape-hutchinson-house-fire/1649002037

https://salinapost.com/2018/12/08/kansas-woman-dies-after-suv-hits-concrete-kdot-drain/

https://salinapost.com/2018/12/07/malfunctioning-coffeemaker-responsible-for-sfd-response-on-east-kirwin/

https://www.leavenworthtimes.com/news/20181207/burger-king-fire-blamed-on-fryer

https://www.hayspost.com/2018/12/07/kansas-man-dies-after-pickup-crash-into-frozen-water/

http://www.koamtv.com/story/39607940/one-person-killed-after-crane-collapse

 

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Elora Marie Bickford

Elora Marie Bickford, Burlingame, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at her home. She was 72.

She was born Oct. 13, 1946, at Horton, the daughter of Willie H. and D. Alice Mellenbruch Smith. The family resided on a farm east of Fairview.

She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, northeast of Fairview. She attended school at Fairview, graduating in 1964. She then attended Topeka Vo Tech and became an LPN. She worked at Stormont-Vail Hospital for two years, St. Francis Hospital two years and Topeka Veterans Administration Hospital for 33 years.

She met Ron Bickford of Burlingame, while working at St. Francis Hospital. They were married June 13, 1967 at Immanuel Lutheran Church and lived all their married life at Burlingame. He survives of the home.

She was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Osage City. She was very involved with her community as a fireman and first responder EMT. She also gave much time to Burlingame 4-H Club and Osage County Fair Board. She gave many gallons of her blood.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Daniel.

Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Teresa McNellis and husband, James, Burlingame, Marisa LaCoe and husband, Erik, Beloit, and Alicsa Mayer and husband, Dana, Alta Vista; a stepdaughter, Rhonda Moon, Lyndon; eight grandchildren, Tayson, Kiera, Ryanne, Laramie, Ronnie, Kiree, Beatty and Waylan; three step-grandsons; 10 step great-grandchildren; and a brother, Oliver Smith, Hiawatha.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Osage City. Family visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at Carey Funeral Home, Burlingame.

Memorial contributions may be made to Burlingame Volunteer Fire Department, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, or Midland Care Hospice, and sent in care of Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413.

 

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Kansas Fire News – December 7, 2018

https://www.wibw.com/content/news/No-injuries-in-Burlingame-house-fire-502190531.html

https://www.kctv5.com/news/trash-truck-explodes-at-kansas-city-ks-gas-station/article_12777ab0-fa52-11e8-9642-37f3f315828a.html

https://www.wibw.com/content/news/MFD-gave–502126751.html

https://www.cjonline.com/news/20181206/fire-destroys-camper-thursday-evening-in-silver-lake

http://wyandottedaily.com/piper-fire-station-about-1-million-over-budget/

https://shawneemissionpost.com/2018/12/06/lenexa-firefighters-shave-heads-in-solidarity-with-colleague-battling-cancer-75591

https://www.ksal.com/truck-fire-at-dillons/

https://www.mcphersonsentinel.com/news/20181206/roxbury-fire-department-adds-building-truck

https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/olathe-fire-displaces-six-smoke-alarms-werent-working

https://www.ksnt.com/news/local-news/16-year-old-killed-in-jackson-county-crash/1643754996

https://www.wibw.com/content/news/TFD-investigating-cause-of-garage-fire-502135302.html

 

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John Alex Earhart

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John Alex Earhart passed into heaven Dec. 5, 2018, to meet with family and friends at the rainbow bridge. He was 89.

He was born in 1929 at Barnes Hospital, Osage City. He grew up in Osage City and was active in Boy Scouts and music department in high school. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1947 and traveled to Richland, Wash., to work at Hanford Atomic Energy Works. He returned to Kansas and worked at Osage Gas and Electric until being drafted into the Army in 1951. He served in Korea with 84th Construction Engineers building bridges across Imjin River, including Freedom Gate Bridge.

He married Shirley Ann Walden Aug. 8, 1953. She survives of the home. They had two children and two grandchildren.

In 1955, he joined Osage City Fire Department where he served for almost 40 years and chief for 21 years. His fire service included several years as secretary of the Kansas State Firefighter’s Association. Governor Mike Hayden appointed him State Fire Marshal and he served until 1991. He was the first volunteer fire chief to be appointed to that position. He continued to serve on the board of Osage County Fire District No. 2 until earlier this year.

He worked at Hallmark Cards, Osage City plant, for 23 years until his retirement in 1988. He also served on Osage City Council. During his tenure, he was instrumental in passing a measure for the pipeline from Melvern Reservoir to support the city water supply. He was also an active member of Osage City United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and scuba diving. He was an avid gun collector before auctioning off his collection several years ago.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Orval and Mary Ruth Hotchkiss Earhart; a step-granddaughter, Nina Mierzejewski; and two dear friends, Chick Brewer and Donnie Williams.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Gordon Earhart and wife, Vicki and Darrin Earhart and wife, Valerie; a granddaughter, Chelsea Earhart; a grandson Collin Earhart and wife, Alycia; a step-grandson, Jon Mierzejewski; a sister Carol Carey and husband, John; a nephew, J.W. Carey and wife, Cheryl; a great-niece, Lindsay Carey; and a great-nephew, Jack Carey.

A Celebration of Life will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at First United Methodist Church, Osage City. Inurnment will follow at Osage City Cemetery with military honors provided by U.S. Army. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.

John requests that he be cremated and there be no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Osage County Fire District No. 2 or Osage City United Methodist Church and sent in care of Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413.

 

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Kansas Fire News – December 6, 2018

https://www.kwch.com/content/news/2-killed-in-crash-near-Goddard-502032771.html

http://themercury.com/news/area/dead-injured-in-riley-county-car-crash-tuesday/article_fa1ff4dd-19aa-57e1-9744-99b810c90c86.html

http://www.hutchnews.com/news/20181205/electrical-short-causes-porch-fire-in-hutchinson

https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article222681940.html

https://www.kctv5.com/news/tonganoxie-police-department-investigates-a-fire-at-s-s-alloy/article_f968d690-f849-11e8-97e3-b7622f780a67.html

https://www.fourstateshomepage.com/news/firefighters-and-police-raise-money-for-athletes-in-the-special-olympics/1641071575

https://www.kwch.com/content/news/Portable-heater-blamed-for-Hutch-house-fire-501998551.html

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Job Opening – Fire Plan Reviewer – City of Topeka Development Services Division

The City of Topeka Development Services Division is seeking candidates for a newly created civilian entry-level plan reviewer position that examines plans, specifications for fire suppression, fire detection, special hazards, high piled storage and hazardous materials installations for compliance to City ordinances and adopted codes/regulations. Specific duties include:

•Examines building plans for all non-structural issues to insure compliance with locally adopted ordinances and codes/regulations

•Conducts preliminary building investigations for proposed construction

•Prepares written reports concerning existing conditions and how current adopted ordinances and codes will affect the proposal

•Make written and or oral recommendations for compliance

•Consults with architects, engineers, contractors, developers and the public in regard to locally adopted ordinances and codes/regulations

•Discusses alternatives with all customers for being incomplete plans into code compliance. Work with the customer to resolve their concern (s) and or problem (s) relating to code issues

•Works and consults with trade and fire field inspectors regarding construction issues/problems

•Follows through on questions, assignments, and other associated plan review issues in a timely, courteous and professional manner
•Assist co-workers as needed

•Review technical drawings and plans for conformity with Adopted fire codes, Life Safety Codes, city ordinances and fire protection standards

•Enforce fire prevention codes and standards

Minimum qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent, related degree in architecture, engineering, construction science or closely related field preferred, experience as a Fire Inspector preferred. Must have the ability to read and interpret Fire and Life Safety codes and other locally adopted City ordinances. Must possess and maintain a valid KS driver’s license and city insurable driving record.

$23.67 – $26.56 per hour, DOQ.

Employment application and position description available at https://www.topeka.org/hr/current-openings/

The City of Topeka is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Leland W. Reedy

Leland W. Reedy, 90, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at his home in Neodesha surrounded by his loving family.

Leland was born Oct. 16, 1928, to Wayne and Iva (Bickham) Reedy.

He graduated from Neodesha High School in 1947.

He served in the Army as a sergeant from November 1950 to December 1956. While serving he was a cartographer in the Korean War.

Leland married the love of his life, Ladonna Lee Burlingame, on May 26, 1954, at the First Assembly of God Church in Parsons. They made their home in Neodesha. In 1959 they welcomed their daughter, Kimberly. He worked as a body and fender restorer for Otis Smith Auto Body.

Leland served for a short time as a police officer in 1954 and also a volunteer firefighter. He became a full-time firefighter in October 1954, then in May 1966 he became the assistant fire chief. On Sept. 1, 1969, he was promoted to fire chief. While fire chief he helped promote the 911 system, which was first used on Feb. 1, 1972, on the aerosol explosion. He became an EMT and ambulance director in 1980, serving until his retirement on April 14, 1989. He was also an original member of the Southeast Kansas Fire Chiefs Association.

Leland became a member of the Presbyterian Church in 1962.

He was a member of Harmony Lodge No. 94, A.F.&A.M., in Neodesha in 1961. Leland was initiated and passed in December 1961, raised in 1962, was named worshipful master in 1972, district deputy in 1978 and past master in 1981. He coached numerous members of the lodge.

His passions was target shooting, gun collecting, ammo reloading and being a member of the NRA. He received his concealed carry permit in 2008. His other hobbies were woodworking, drawing, word searches, gardening, yard work, fishing, hunting and camping.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Ladonna, of the home; his daughter, Kimberly Stone of Neodesha; two grandchildren, Wendy Stone and Dustin Stone, both of Neodesha; and two great-grandchildren, Brittanie Stone of Chanute and Donald Rhodes II of Erie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings; and a great-great-grandson, Branden Lee Rhodes.

A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Neodesha Fire Department. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time at the fire department.

 

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Kansas Fire News – December 5, 2018

http://themercury.com/news/local/pott-county-to-buy-m-in-fire-fighting-equipment/article_15f17ec7-5d22-55cf-9019-2d9ae0b161db.html

https://www.leavenworthtimes.com/news/20181204/man-found-dead-at-fire-scene

https://www.ksn.com/news/local/fire-causes-damage-to-downtown-wichita-apartment/1638838059

http://www.kake.com/story/39585275/hoarding-roof-collapse-hinder-crews-fighting-house-fire-in-hutchinson

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SCBA Bottles For Sale

Tonganoxie Township Rural Fire Department has 12 Carbon Fiber SCBA air cylinders for sale.

These bottles are 45min/4500psi. They are less than 5 years old so have not yet reached their first hydrostat test cycle. 6 of them are 4 years old and 6 are 3 years old. They all have the CGA fitting on them.

We are asking $450.00 each.

If interested please contact us at (913) 845-3801 or by email at chief1860@ttrfd.com

 

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Kansas Fire News – December 4, 2018

http://www.fox14tv.com/story/39581959/new-radios-for-parsons-police-and-fire

http://www.ctnewsonline.com/news/article_b689e920-f526-11e8-98f2-f3ebe23244b6.html

https://www.wibw.com/content/news/1-hurt-in-central-Topeka-fire-501825242.html

http://www.hiawathaworldonline.com/hiawatha_world/state-fire-marshal-investigating-sunday-night-blaze/article_2590661f-a940-5013-a8cc-941533db9638.html

https://www.ksn.com/top-stories/breaking-1-person-killed-in-crash-west-of-wichita/1637585125

 

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Donald “Don” Emery William

Donald Emery William passed peacefully at the Sheridan County Health Complex on Friday, November 30, 2018 at the age of 90. Born on October 9, 1928 in rural Sheridan County as the fourth of five children to Lorenzo Lewis and Ada Rena (Selbe) William, he lived nearly his entire life in the community of Hoxie.

Before graduating high school Don worked numerous jobs, including Vic’s Grocery Store, where he learned the value of hard work and the importance of customer service.

Don married Helen Eileen Mowry on December 6, 1948, and they were blessed with four children.

An entrepreneur at heart and gifted with a personality that prevented him from ever meeting a stranger, Don joined his father as co-owner of William Tire Shop in 1948. In 1964, he purchased the remainder of the company and operated the business from the building he constructed at the SE corner of Royal and Main Streets until selling the business in 1982.

Along the way, Don owned and invested in numerous other small businesses including the bowling alley and Don’s Auto Sales. He also invested in feeding cattle for several years. While he was driven to provide a viable financial future for his family, a love of his community and desire to see Hoxie prosper also drove many of his investment decisions.

He was active on the city commission, with the Chamber of Commerce, the volunteer fire department and in the community’s economic development efforts. Perhaps a few of his most notable activities included being an original investor in the Hoxie Feeders, co-founder of the real estate company that developed the Wheatridge subdivision and being a founding principal of the Door Factory. Don served on the Board of Directors for First National Bank of Hoxie for approximately twenty years. He recognized the importance of a vibrant business environment and impact it had on the entire community’s small business owners. While not all of these activities produced favorable results, it certainly demonstrated the love he possessed for his community and garnered the respect of his peers.

Don made a point to know everyone on a first name basis and was frequently relied upon when a community historian was needed. Don’s grandchildren held a special place in his heart and afforded his smiles on a daily basis.

Don is survived by his wife, Helen of the home; a sister, Myrtle Prussner of Clifton, Illinois; children, Janice Brown (Dale) of Hoxie, Kansas, Jerry William (Lisa) of Cleveland, Ohio, Dan William (Mary) of Hoxie, Kansas, and Marisa Fleenor (Rick) of Mission Hills, Kansas; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ranz and Ada William; sisters, Ina Taylor and Norma Ackerman; a brother, Ronald William; and a grandson, Timothy Brown.

The funeral service will be held at the Hoxie United Methodist Church, Hoxie, Kansas on Tuesday , December 4 ,2018 at 10:30 A.M. Don will be laid to rest at the Hoxie City Cemetery following the service. Memorials are suggested to the Sheridan County Amusement Company or Mickey Museum and may be sent in care of Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, PO Box 987, Hoxie, Kansas 67740. Online condolences may be left at mickeyleopoldfuneral.com

 

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