Fire Department

The Independence Day celebration was presented by the Tamms Volunteer Fire Department and concluded with a fireworks display. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
A car show was held as part of the Tamms Fourth of July celebration on Tuesday, July 4. A wide range of classic vehicles were on display. The Independence Day celebration was presented by the Tamms Volunteer Fire Department and concluded with a fireworks display.
As the paper prepared to go to press on Tuesday, it appeared that a fireworks display will be taking place on July 4th at the Anna City Park in Anna. Independence Day events also are planned in other area communities. Here’s a look at some of the events on the calendar for the holiday: Vienna The...
UPDATE: Efforts which were underway during the past week to try to have an Independence Day fireworks display in Anna appeared to have been successful. Uncertainty surrounding the event surfaced at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The council met Tuesday evening, June 20, at...
An annual Independence Day celebration is planned Tuesday, July 4, in Tamms. The event will be at the Tamms Community Park. The celebration is sponsored by the Tamms Volunteer Fire Department. Activities are planned throughout the day and into the night. A car, truck and motorcycle show is...
Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Nearly 40 area firefighters gathered last Thursday night to participate in a special training program. Instructors from the Illinois Fire Service Institute in Champaign presented training which focused on handling a blaze involving propane gas. Three instructors presented the training. The Anna...
From left are Tony Jackson, Jarred Walker, Alma DeWitt, John DeWitt, Miss Cache River Katelynn Williams, Little Miss Cache River Amber Smith, LaWanda Jones, Justin DeWitt and Mark Rarrick. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Ullin Fire Department served its 34th annual chili supper on Saturday, April 8. Chili, desserts and pulled pork sandwiches were served at the fire department.
In the first row are, from left, Michael Honey, Charlie McGuckin and Ted McGuckin. In the second row are Tony Smith, William Hall, David Lacey, Deanna McGuckin and Simon McGuckin. Photo provided.
In October, Simon McGuckin of Tamms was working on his property when a tractor overturned onto him. His 13-year-old son, Charles McGuckin, and 10-year-old son, Ted McGuckin, were with him. The boys reacted calmly and waited with their father until first responders arrived at the scene. Then, once...
Firefighter TC Schaefer, right, helped Rusty Smith, center, to try on some firefighting gear during a visit to Shawnee Elementary School. Also in the picture is Kyle Shirley. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Shawnee Elementary students received a visit from some area fire department personnel and their equipment on Tuesday morning, Oct. 11, as part of Fire Prevention Week. Firefighters Riley Webb, of the McClure-East Cape Fire District, and TC Schaefer and chief Dennis Wright, both of the Tower Rock...
The Tamms Volunteer Fire Department recently received a $500 donation from Unimin Specialty Minerals Inc. From left are Lt. Jeffrey Dinsmore, Fire Chief Jesse Kerr and Unimin health and safety coordinator Dasha Fehrenbacher. Photo provided.
Tamms’ Fire Chief Jesse Kerr and Lt. Jeffrey Dinsmore were reccently presented with a $500 donation from Unimin Specialty Minerals Inc. "It is because of our local supporters and caring residents that we are able to keep our heads just above water,” Kerr said. “With the population level decreasing...

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