When the Gong Rings
A Fire History of Charleston, Illinois


109.  FIRE LOG 1960 

 


FORMER FIRE CHIEF IS RETIRED

February 19, 1960, Neal Hutton, former fire chief for four years, was retired with a disability pension by recommendation of the fire and police board of commissioners.

HILDEBRAND APPOINTED FIREMAN

The City Council met February 20, 1960, and appointed Edwin "Bud" Hildebrand as fireman on a temporary basis. The board of fire and police commissioners would make a permanent decision at a future meeting, based on the eligibility list.

DON WINNETT FIRE

August 25, 1960, firemen were called to 328 W. Harrison for a fire at the Winnett residence. [See the picture above]

 

VFW LADIES & FIREMEN WORK TOGETHER TO HELP NEEDY AT CHRISTMAS

Members of the Charleston Veterans of Foreign Wars' Auxiliary have collected, repaired and furnished clothing for nearly 100 dolls to be distributed to needy area children for Christmas. The Auxiliary donated their time and services to aid the CFD in its annual program to obtain gifts for children. Among the ladies who worked on the project were: Opal Chesser, Peggie Riley, Ella rose Isley and Ruth Rickelman. The firemen helped to distribute toys and helped to rebuild and paint bicycles for children. Much of the work was done in the jail-cell section of the old firehouse, but "would have different quarters in December of 1960.