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Chisholm voted HVFD Firefighter of Year

HIGHLANDSÐ The Highlands Volunteer Fire Department once a year relaxes just a bit, and holds a recognition banquet to honor the hard work and dedication of its fire crews.
Last Saturday night the department met at BradyÕs Landing restaurant for this occasion. The agenda included awards presentations, reviews of accomplishments in various categories, and plans for the coming year. Chief Harvey Little guided the ceremonies, and announced the awards.
Other presenters included Sam Tittel on training accomplishments, and Tracy Neathery on EMS status.
While the Highlands department took the night off, coverage of their responsibilities was provided by Crosby VFD, according to Little.
The top award each year is Firefighter of the Year, voted on by the members of the fire department from their ranks. For the second year in a row, Glenn Chisholm was bestowed with this prestigious honor. Chisholm was cited for performance above and beyond the call of duty as a volunteer. The award is given in honor of Cecil Kelly, a Highlands volunteer for 42-1/2 years before retiring in 1996. Kelly was on hand to see the presentation, made by Jerry Ickes to Chisholm.
Recognition was also given to the Highlands Rotary Club as Business of the Year, for their support of the department.
SheriffÕs deputy Anthony Thompson was cited for bravery, when he entered the burning Olde Cedar Inn to help evacuate patrons during the fire.
Chief Little presented service pints, and special awards to Chaplain Beau Rosser, and Jeanette Thompson and Samantha Hughes for their work. Citizen of the Year was Brian Remkes.