Retirement Celebration Held for Long-Time Area Firefighter

A retirement celebration for a long-time area firefighter was held Wednesday afternoon.

Fire Chief Gary Hogrefe retired from the Albert City Fire Department at the end of 2022…(audio clip below :33 )

Wednesday’s event took place at the Albert City Fire Station.

Hogrefe was part of the Albert City Fire Department for 47 years, including the last six-and-a-half years as chief…(audio clip below :25 )

Hogrefe said there are currently around 20 members of the Albert City Fire Department and they, like many other fire departments, could use more volunteers.

Luke Ehlers has taken over as the new fire chief in Albert City.


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