Russellville-Lohman FPD celebrates 70-year anniversary

District seeking more volunteers

Democrat photo/Garrett Fuller Fern Kirchner flips through a book Sunday containing photos and articles documenting the Russellville-Lohman Fire Protection District's 70 years of service in southwestern Cole County.

RUSSELLVILLE, Mo. -- Firefighting has never been easy.

However, it has greatly evolved since volunteers formed the Russellville-Lohman Fire Protection District in 1953.

The district's history of service in southwestern Cole and southern Moniteau counties was on display Sunday during an open house at its main station on Route AA outside Russellville....