By Jason Schock and
As storm clouds swirled above Falls City Monday, inside City Hall its City Council weathered a storm of criticism before seemingly bringing an end to the possible future of a full-time paid fire department.
After hearing a passionate plea from members of the FC Volunteer Fire Department and another 15 or so vocal supporters to reconsider a June decision to not replace retired fireman Ralph Gilkerson, the Council’s silence spoke volumes. By not taking another vote, or even tabling the discussion, the Council is seemingly set on the City moving strictly to an all-volunteer fire dept.
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