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Firefighters who were among the top 10 responders in 2017 included, from left, Doug Mitchell, Brad Wheeler, Nick Schultz, Wade Courter, Skip Kelley and Kelsey Weiss. Not pictured—Todd Courter, Rick Elliott, Brad Dillan and Eric Lakey. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Earning some of the department’s top annual awards were, from left, Doug Mitchell, Aaron Greene, Daryl Sharp, all who received the Francis Nichols Attendance Award, and Wade Courter, who earned the IVFD’s top award—Bob Allen Memorial Fireman of the Year. Greene also received the Nichols Memorial Training Award. Not pictured—Rick Elliott, Officer of the Year. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Earning plaques for their years of service, which the IVFD awards in five-year increments, were, from left, Daryl Sharp, Greg Koellner, Skip Kelley and John Schilke. Not pictured—Greg Dannatt. (Johnson Publications photo)

Imperial firefighters recognize their own

    In between a challenging dodgeball tournament earlier that day and fire calls this week, members of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) took time to recognize their own Saturday night

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Members of Imperial’s first place team were, from left, Skip Kelley, Wade Courter, Doug Wright, Kelsey Weiss, Greg Dannatt and Trevor Confer, representing the Lamar department. (Johnson Publications photo)

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In one of the preliminary rounds, Josh Moreno, competing on the Imperial #2 team, hurls the ball at the opposing team. (Johnson Publications photo)

Dodgeball tourney challenges five teams of area firefighters

    In the first of what could be more of them in future years, the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) hosted a firefighter dodgeball tournament Saturday.



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