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Fire department officers remain in place

The Verndale City Council approved the fire department's plan to keep the same officers in place from last year's leadership team.

Don Weniger will remain fire chief, and Chuck Goddard will be the first assistant again. Second assistant is John Rousslang. First captain is Louis Wegscheid and second captain is Mike Madsen. Steve Schmitz is the lieutenant, Mike Madsen the secretary and Duane Korfe the treasurer. The fire marshall is Troy Wangsness, and the safety officer is Wayne Stave.

The fire department also brought aboard a new firefighter, Nathan Witthuhn.