February 26, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 9

Long Run Fire Department Gets A New (Used) Truck

A replacement has been found for a 46 -year-old truck at the Long Run Fire Department in Ophein.

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Bonnie Davidson / The Courier
Dan Carney stands next to Bob "Sparky" Hanson, who is accepting the keys of a donated truck from Norm Sillerud at Hi-Line Ford in Glasgow. The 2008 Ford truck will replace a 1968 Ford truck at the Opheim Long Run fire station.

The old 1968 Ford in Opheim will remain with the department, but a newer and better truck will see much more use.

Norm Sillerud, owner of Hi-Line Ford, gave a 2008 Ford truck and a flatbed to the department. He explained that the specialty truck's unique features made it a great fit for the fire department.

"They always need equipment, and I decided to donate," Sillerud said. "If there's a fire out here, that's who comes. They're my savior when that happens."

Sillerud added that he's seen a fe...

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