Days Gone By In Staunton


August 2, 2023

Thursday, February 8 , 1923 -- VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT ORGANIZED -- At a meeting of those interested in the organization of a volunteer fire department in our city, held Friday evening, the first steps toward perfecting an organization were taken. Dr. C.P. Stuttle was elected president and Harry R. Kuenen secretary. A by-law committee comprised of H.O. Panhorst, Anthony Safko and Paul D. Weiss was named and Ralph "Cotton" Soapes and Clem Haferkamp were appointed as extra drivers for the new fire truck. Chief of Poice Safko is also fire chief and he has been asked to name two assistants...

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