Lefty to leave fire department post
Longtime volunteer logs 50 years as Everly firefighter
March 30, 2023
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 Do...