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Dousing out fires with dad

Hartley Fire Department roster features unique pairing

Anton and Elly Klein are taking father-daughter bonding to a whole new level.

The Kleins joined forces this year on the Hartley Fire Department. This is Anton's third stint with the local crew, but Elly is a rookie. The pair said they have enjoyed the experience so far even though they never thought they'd don fire helmets together.

"If you would have told me four years ago that I would be on the fire department, I would have laughed in your face," said Elly.

As far as Hartley Fire Chief Brad Meendering is aware, this is only the second time a father-daughter duo has been on the department's r...

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