Days Gone By: 1984 Firemen
1984: Local firemen receive awards. River Falls fire department fire chief Butch Kahut, fourth from left, a member of the department for 23 years, was named “1983 Fireman of the Year.” He is pictured with Mike Moody of Moody’s Inc., holding the individual and meeting room trophies. Moody’s Inc., provide the two trophies. Also pictured are former “Firemen of the Year” recipients from left, Don Foley, Dan Reis, Jerry Wilkens, Ted Nicholson, Loyd Ostness and Bernie Purfeerst.