Salute To Service

Saluting Active Service Members, Thank you!

Salute To Service: Captain John Schomaker, New Baden Fire Protection District

Today’s Salute to Service is Captain John Schomaker, New Baden Fire Protection District. John served his community for 40 years before his retirement around the beginning of the year. Congratulations and Thank you to Today’s Salute...

Salute To Service: Elle Riggs, Highland Fire Department

Today’s Salute to Service is Elle Riggs Highland Fire Department. Riggs joined recently and will go through the yearlong probationary period and training. Riggs is a 2023 Eastern University Grad in Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness...

Salute To Service: Mulberry Grove Firefighter Chris Waters

Today’s Salute to Service is firefighter . Waters has been a volunteer firefighter for over 20 years and is one of five active members since the new fire house was built in 2004. Thank you...

Salute To Service: Mulberry Grove Firefighter Paul Lutz

Today’s Salute to Service is volunteer firefighter Paul Lutz, Mulberry Grove Fire Protection District. Paul was recently recognized for his 40 years of service to the community and is one of two current volunteers that...

Salute To Service: Dwight Volkmar, Mulberry Grove Fire Protection District

Today's Salute to Service is Dwight Volkmar Mulberry Grove Fire Protection District. Dwight was recently recognized for 40 years of service as a volunteer firefighter.  Dwight is one of two current members that have been...

Salute To Service: Captain John Greenwood, Mulberry Grove Fire Protection District

Today's Salute to Service is Captain John Greenwood with the Mulberry Grove Fire Protection District. John has been a volunteer firefighter for over 25 years and was recognized at their recent banquet for his over...

Salute To Service: Gavin Schlarmann, Highland Fire Department

Today's Salute to Service is the newest Firefighter for the City of Highland, Gavin Schlarmann. Gavin was sworn in recently after completing training. Congratulations and thank you to Gavin Schlarmann today's Salute to Service. Many local...

Salute To Service: Captain Zach Spengler, Highland Fire Department

Today’s Salute to Service is Captain Zach Spengler, Highland Fire Department.  Spengler recently received one of the two Chiefs Award for dedicated service and excellence in 2023 at the recently held Appreciation banquet. Thank you...

Salute To Service: Leah Stanfill, Coffeen Fire Department

Today’s Salute to Service is Leah Stanfill Coffeen Fire Department. Stanfill recently completed her 1 year probationary period and her Emergency Medical Responder course. Congratulations and thank you to today’s Salute to Service Firefighter Leah...

Salute To Service: Lieutenant Alyssa Seegers, City of Highland Fire Department

Today's Salute to Service is Lieutenant Alyssa Seegers City of Highland Fire Department. Seegers was the recipient of the Ignitor Award for bringing positive energy to the department in 2023 at the recent annual department...