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Historical society hosts program on fire fighting

The fire departments of McLeod County have a history as long and varied as the cities they service. To honor this history, the McLeod County Historical Society and Museum has made the history of fire fighting in the county its theme for this year.
On Sunday, April 24, the museum hosted a panel of representatives from current fire departments from around the county for a “then and now” look at fire fighting.
“We are trying to dig deeper into our history,” Executive Director Lori Pickell-Stangel said. “History is happening as we speak.”  
Representatives from Plato, Hutchinson, Silver Lake, Winsted and Brownton were present. Pickell-Stangel provided the history of each town before turning it over to the panelists for a current look.

For more about the participating fire departments, see the April 27 print edition of The Chronicle.