By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

So long, Lefty

Everly community commemorates firefighter's half century of service


April 6, 2023


Everly Fire & Rescue Chief Brian Kahl embraces Roger "Lefty" Ginger during Sunday's ceremony.

Fifty years of service to the fire department have not only left an impression on Roger "Lefty" Ginger, but also on those who know him.

That sentiment was clear Sunday afternoon during a special ceremony commemorating Ginger's half-century of service to Everly Fire & Rescue. The longtime volunteer officially hung up his helmet at the conclusion of the service, which was attended by a full house of well-wishers at the Hap Ketelsen Community Center.

Ginger addressed the crowd and said he was grateful to be able to serve the Everly community for two-thirds of his life. He called the fire depar...

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