Salute To Service

Saluting Active Service Members, Thank you!

Salute To Service: Seth Redman, Coffeen Fire Department

Today's Salute to Service is Seth Redman of the Coffeen Fire Department. Seth joined the department in April of 2022 and has continued to be a valuable asset since. Seth balanced the end of...

Salute To Service: Thomas Stanfill, Coffeen Fire Department

Today's Salute to Service is Thomas Stanfill with the Coffeen Fire Department. Stanfill was recently awarded the Fire Fighter of the Year Award by the department. Stanfill responded to the most number...

Salute To Service: Former Highland Fire Chief, the late Dennis Rinderer

Today’s Salute to Service is to retired Highland Fire Chief Dennis Rinderer. Dennis retired as Chief in the 90s after spending over two decades serving with the Highland Fire Department. Dennis passed...

Salute To Service

For the first Salute to Service of 2023, we're focused on how 2022 ended. Before the end of the year we had plunging temperatures well below zero and wind chills around -30 or...

Salute To Service: Officer Jeff Tippen, Vandalia PD

Today's Salute to Service is Officer Jeff Tippen, of the Vandalia Police Department. In 2022 Officer Tippen retired from the Vandalia PD after 15 years of service. During that time Tippen served...

Salute To Service: Officer Rob Thompson, Vandalia Police Department

Today's Salute to Service is Officer Rob Thompson with Vandalia Police Department. Thompson recently retired after serving Vandalia for over 20 years. Congratulations on your retirement Office Thompson, Vandalia PD! Salute to Service...

Salute To Service: Highland Police Officers Matthew Sebastian and Kent Thole

Today’s Salute to Service is for new Highland Police Officers Matthew Sebastian and Kent Thole. Both recently joined the Highland Police Department this fall. Today’s Salute to Service is Matthew Sebastian and...

Salute To Service: Vandalia Police Officer Matt Ledbetter

Today's salute to service is the newest member of the Vandalia Police Department, Matt Ledbetter. Ledbetter joined the Vandalia PD in early September. Thank you to Police Office Matt Ledbetter! Salute to Service...

Salute To Service: Alyssa Seegers, Highland Fire Department

Today’s Salute to Service is Alyssa Seegers with the Highland Fire Department. Seegers was recently recognized by the Highland Optimist Club as Fire fighter of the year for the department. Thank you...

Salute to Service: HPFD Firefighter Rob Sprenger

Today's Salute to Service is to Highland Pierron Firefighter Rob Sprenger. HPFD Chief Phil Decker presented Sprenger with the Firefighter of the Year Award recently. Chief Decker said that Sprenger goes...