Reunion, Volunteer Fire Departments, Rural Revival

Paul Wierson was a guest this morning telling about his response to the full page ad in the Story City Herald taken out by members of  the Valley West YMCA youth group he advised from 1969-1974.  This was also the occasion for a virtual reunion when members of that group Jeff Borns, Randy Cox, Dom Ferentz, and Jeff Connor ZOOMed in to the KHOI studio.  Dan Ostrem, Stratford Fire Chief, told us about the heroic work of volunteer fire departments, from literally bringing water to rural fires to providing emergency health services and supporting community events  to purchase equipment (including fire trucks and ambulances.)  We ended the program with Sarah Thompson discussing "Rural Revival," her consulting firm to inspire economic development in small towns.


Originally broadcast 01/05/2022