The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Everly to fete fire department's century

Centennial celebration will thank community for years of support

 

July 29, 2021

SENTINEL-NEWS FILE PHOTO

Everly Fire and Rescue will mark its centennial this weekend. Members pictured front row, from left to right: Ray Savage, Tara Patrick, Laura Ashley Van Klompenburg and Lefty Ginger. Back row: Scott Schlichte, Clayton Kahl, Justin Jorgensen and Chief Brian Kahl. Not pictured: Shane Meyer, Shane Stanley, Drew Stanley, Wyatt Glime, Austin Van Klompenburg and Brandon Elliot.

The Everly community is gearing up to mark a milestone 100 years in the making.

Residents and visitors will celebrate the fire department's centennial this Saturday, July 31. Chief Brian Kahl said the event will allow firemen to show their appreciation to the community for its 10 decades of support.

"It's been a lot of planning," he said. "We get a lot of support from other departments and the locals, and we wanted everyone to come over to help us celebrate."

Kahl has been on the fire department for 25 years. He said fire fighting is "completely different" compared to when he started, as t...



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