Gladbrook Legion, Auxiliary host first responders

Pictured front row (l-r): Mark Lowry, Susan Beichley, and Kathy Vavroch; back row (l-r) Kern Kemp, Randy Beichley, Matt Koester, Ken Wiebensohn, and Nick Flamme. PHOTO COURTESY OF JEANNE PAUSTIAN

The Gladbrook American Legion and Auxiliary hosted the Gladbrook-Lincoln Ambulance Service and Fire Department personnel at their annual January oyster & chili soup supper held on Monday, January 16.

The volunteers introduced themselves, while Ambulance Director Kern Kemp and fireman Mark Lowry – who has more than 30 years of service – each gave an interesting update on their respective departments.

The groups thanked them for their service.

Happy Birthday was sung to Loren Frericks as he celebrated his 80th birthday.

The Unit Legislation Chr. Kay Lowry gave her yearly report.