(Le Mars) — Saturday evening, the Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department held its annual banquet and awards program. Total Motors had a surprise as they presented a check to the Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department along with the Le Mars Ambulance for the amount of $10,000. Scott Taylor and Dave Hill of
Total Motors were both at the banquet and gave the enlarged check to Fire Chief Dave Schipper and Director of Ambulance Services, Mike Wise. Beginning in July, the two departments will merge together. During the banquet, Jeff Mulder was awarded the Firefighter of the Year honors, Special community service awards were given to Mike Anthony of Anthony’s Heating and Plumbing Company, and to the Le Mars Daily Sentinel. Special recognition was also given to former Captain Mark Hentges who had retired from the Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department in early 2020. Hentges had been a member of the Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department for more than 40 years.
Fire Fighter Of The Year – Jeff Mulder
Award of Appreciation For Support Of The Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department: Anthony Plumbing and Heating, Mike Anthony; and Le Mars Daily Sentinel, Monte Jost – publisher, Kim Fickett – editor, and Beverly Van Buskirk – reporter. Greg and Pam Wells also received the honor but were unable to attend the banquet.
Retired Firefighter Honor – Mark Hentges