Peninsula Fire Department, Circa 1945; this photo was taken at the “fire barn,” located on Center Road, just north of the current fire hall in Mapleton. Pictured, standing left to right: Harry Heller, Arnold White, Roy Hooper, Claude Watson, Stanley Wood and Ray Heller. Seated in the truck are John Lardie (wearing helmet) and Ike (Isadore) Lardie | Photo Courtesy of the book "A Century of Service"
Peninsula Fire Department, Circa 1945; this photo was taken at the “fire barn,” located on Center Road, just north of the current fire hall in Mapleton. Pictured, standing left to right: Harry Heller, Arnold White, Roy Hooper, Claude Watson, Stanley Wood and Ray Heller. Seated in the truck are John Lardie (wearing helmet) and Ike (Isadore) Lardie | Photo Courtesy of the book "A Century of Service"
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The Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society will meet this Thursday, April 7, at Peninsula Community Library at 6 p.m.

Following a short business meeting, Historical Society member Karen Rieser will present a program entitled, “A History of the Peninsula Fire Department.” Rieser based her research on old local documents, material in Old Mission Gazette, and interviews with long-time residents.

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The library is located at 2893 Island View Road, on the corner of Center Road and Island View. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The Historical Society encourages donations to help maintain several historic structures on the Peninsula, including the Hessler Log Cabin at Lighthouse Park and the Mission Church on Mission Road, just north of the Old Mission General Store.

For more information about meeting or Historical Society, visit their website or email the president, email the President, Nikki Sobkowski, at [email protected].

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A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So I started my own newspaper.

Because Old Mission Gazette is a "Reader Supported Newspaper" -- meaning it exists because of your financial support -- I hope you'll consider tossing a few bucks our way if I mention your event, your business, your organization or your news item, or if you simply love reading about what's happening on the OMP. In a time when local news is becoming a thing of the past, supporting an independent community newspaper is more important now than ever.

To keep the Gazette going, click here to make a donation. Thank you so much for your support. -jb

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