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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Worland Firemen hold annual awards banquet

Yeske named Firefighter of the Year


March 28, 2017

Marcus Huff

Worland Volunteer Fire District Captain Brandon Yule (left) and Chief Chris Kocher (right) present volunteer firefighter Rick Yeske of Worland with Firefighter of the Year at the annual Worland Fire District Awards Banquet. See more photos in the Daily News.

WORLAND – A tradition that began in 1927 by the Worland Volunteer Fire Department, the Worland Fire District held their annual awards banquet Saturday night at the Elks Lodge, honoring distinguished firefighters for 2016, and observing the board of directors, families and support personnel.

Three-year department veteran wildlands firefighter Rick Yeske of Worland received Firefighter of the Year, along with the department's Spirit of Service award. Yeske, a journeyman carpenter and cabinet builder, had never previously worked in firefighting, but credits the department leadership with his...

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