By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Lefty to leave fire department post

Longtime volunteer logs 50 years as Everly firefighter


March 30, 2023


A celebration slated for this Sunday at the Everly Fire Station will cap Lefty Ginger's 50-year career.

Retirement will bring with it some peace and quiet for Roger "Lefty" Ginger.

"I think the biggest thing I'll notice is that I won't have a pager going off now," he said.

Ginger, 76, will close the book on 50 years of service with Everly Fire & Rescue this Sunday during a special sendoff. The longtime volunteer admitted his retirement is a bit strange, but he's ready.

"I'm a bit too old to cut the mustard, as they say," he said. "It's time for the younger generation to take over."

A native of Primghar, Ginger moved to Everly after completing his military service in 1968. He worked for Doug Ping...

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