Salute To Service

Saluting Active Service Members, 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...

Salute To Service: Kirk Essenpreis, Grantfork FPD

Today's Salute to Service is to Kirk Essenpreis of the Grantfork Fire Protection District. Kirk served with the district for over 20 years and 5 of those as captain. After a...

Salute To Service: Brittney Hargis, Highland Fire Dept.

Today's Salute to Service is to Highland's newest Firefighter Brittney Hargis. Firefighter Hargis has completed the training and requirements necessary to join the Highland Fire Department. New volunteers are necessary to keep our local...

Salute To Service: Jonathan (JC) Prater, Smithboro FPD

Today's Salute to Service is Captain Jonathan (JC) Prater, JC has been a member of the department since 2017, serving the community for a little over 5 years. JC has risen to the rank...

Salute To Service: Nathan Gaffner, Smithboro FPD Firefighter

This salute to service is Firefighter Nathan Gaffner. Gaffner has been a part of the Smithboro Fire Protection District since 2011. Gaffner is a vital member of this department and has always been a...

Salute to Service: Seth Tischhauser, Smithboro FPD

Today's Salute to Service is Seth Tischhauser with the Smithboro Fire Protection District. Seth has been a volunteer firefighter since 2019. With three years of service to the community; Seth has attended many fire...

Salute To Service: Adam Davis With The Smithboro FPD

Today's WGEL Salute To Service is Adam Davis. Davis has served the department off and on since 2010 and has worn many different hats in this department, including various officer positions and serving as...

Salute To Service: Alex Ocepek With Highland EMS

Today's Salute to Service is Alex Ocepek with Highland EMS. Alex was employee of the month in August, and worked tirelessly to bring updated software on line for EMS. These upgrades help...

Salute to Service: Melissa Sellers, EMS with the City of Highland

Today's Salute to Service is Melissa Sellers EMS with the City of Highland. Sellers routinely goes above and beyond in her work and was awarded the July EMS employee of the month award....

Salute To Service: Highland EMS Captain Tim Rusteberg

Today's Salute to Service is Tim Rusteberg Captain of the Emergency Medical Services for the City of Highland. Rusteberg will retire after 34 years of service in early October. Congratulations and thank...