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  • Meinsma Recognized for Years of Service

    Randy Meinsma (right) and his family take a break for a family photo during the Community Appreciation Reception at the Shannon Fire Dept. on Sunday, Sept. 28. The community and the SFD showed their appreciation for his dedicated years of service as a member and 14-years as Fire Chief. With Randy are (l to r) his parents, Ron and Sandy Meinsma, sons Brett and Bryce, and wife Vickie. Their daughter, Kayla, couldn't be there, but the proud parents said that she recently graduated as a Registered Nurse. The Meinsma's are a four-generation family of firefighters. "My new son-in-law is a firefighter, too," Sandy said proudly. "It's a family tradition." (PA photo and video/Tom Kocal)