Fire department honoring chief’s 60 years of service

For six decades, Fire Chief Eddie Gilbert has served the people of Steele.
For six decades, Fire Chief Eddie Gilbert has served the people of Steele.(gray)
Published: Jan. 17, 2023 at 5:22 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 18, 2023 at 11:05 AM CST
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STEELE, Mo. (KAIT) - For six decades, Fire Chief Eddie Gilbert has served the people of Steele.

Now, the community is celebrating Gilbert’s 60 years of service to the fire department.

According to a news release shared on social media, the celebration will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 1 until 4 p.m. at the fire station, 117 S Walnut St,

The recognition ceremony will begin at 2 p.m.

correction: Editor's note: Our original story stated Eddie Gilbert was retiring. He is not. We regret the error.