Ionia firefighter killed in accident on way to fire call

A Chickasaw County firefighter died in an accident involving two department vehicles Sunday. A report from the Iowa State Patrol says an Ionia fire truck and a UTV converted for firefighting were trying to pass a slow-moving tractor as they responded to a fire call around 4 p.m. The fire truck struck the back of […]

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Kathleen “Kay” Schmitt

Kathleen “Kay” Schmitt passed away peacefully at her home on the afternoon of June 18, 2024, surrounded by her three daughters.

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