March 7 Eden Valley firemen investigated the new fire truck which arrived earlier that day.Their last new fire truck was purchased in 1991, and a lot has changed since then. For example, on top of the truck is a remote-controlled nozzle that can shoot 1,000 gallons a minute before anyone even gets out of the truck. (See the full story in next week’s paper.) Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.
Firefighters who attended the training are, in front, left to right: Mike Schindler, John Magedanz, Adam Teicher, Joe Thielen, Pat Becker, Perry Kuechle, Greg Thiuelen, and Howard Covert. In back row are Justin Rademacher, Randy Ruhland, Linus Hemmesch, Dan Thielen, Cory Schultz, Scott Thielen, Chad Kuechle, Jeff Wendroth, Dennis Nistler, Steve Schmitt, and Ernie Junker.