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By Sandy Schroth

Ricketts presents flood hero awards in O'Neill


February 6, 2020

Sandy Schroth

Special presentation • Members of the O'Neill Volunteer Fire Department accept a flood hero proclamation from Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts. The presentation, held Jan. 31, in O'Neill, thanked the department for rescuing a resident who was stranded in his home by flood waters.

The O'Neill Volunteer Fire Department, its chief and two community members were recognized by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts last week for service performed during the March 2019 floods.

Ricketts made a stop in Holt County on Friday to present fire chief Terry Miles and members of the fire department with a flood hero proclamation. The award commemorates the department's rescue of a rural resident who was stranded in his home by the flood waters, as well as the volunteers' efforts in helping save the Lynch hospital from flood waters, their help in searching for Kenneth Angel and other floo...

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