As our world looks for new forms of cleaner energy, our rural departments find themselves responding to calls we would have never considered 25 years ago. Consider the amount of wind turbines we see throughout our areas. The solar panels that we now find to be commonplace. I know of utilities now installing large battery systems as well.

     An aerial view taken on Monday, Nov. 15, of the Buffalo Creek wildfire south of Gering. The fire started on Nov. 14 in the Buffalo Creek Wildlife Management Area and by early Monday afternoon more than 2,500 acres were reported burned in Scottsbluff and Banner Counties.

     Black Hills District School was held Oct. 30th at the Central States Fair Grounds.

     The Box Elder Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of smoke visible, issuing from a single-story residential structure in the 1400 block of Halter Ct Rural Box Elder, SD, on Nov. 2 at 1:35 p.m.

     The States Networking Conference was held in Des Moines on Nov. 6-7. Minnesota State Fire Department Association 1st vice-president Mark Rosenblum and Executive Director DeeDee Jankovich attended with representatives from Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri.

Clear Lake Fire Department hosted a special ceremony on Sept. 11, featuring New York firefighter Joe Torrillo. Reporter photo by Chris Barragy.

     Friends of Olin Emergency Services Winner’s Choice Mower Raffle, $25 each ticket, 3 winners, can only win once. 1st winner receives choice of X590 lawn tractor with 54” deck or Z740R Z Trak zero turn mower, 2nd winner receives Stihl weed eater, and 3rd winner receives Stihl Chainsaw.

Clear Lake Fire Department hosted a special ceremony on Sept. 11, featuring New York firefighter Joe Torrillo. Reporter photo by Chris Barragy.

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Enjoy the season

     The Thanksgiving feast is now in your rearview mirror. We can stop, relax, and say to ourselves, “I’m never going to eat that much turkey again.” Ok, we know that won’t happen.

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