I’m super proud of the generosity and community spirit of my hometown. Thanks to Kim, Becky, Amber, and Erin for all their hard work in raising more than $8000 in one night
in memory of Ryan Seitz, a volunteer firefighter
who died trying to extinguish brush fires in our area. This outpouring is especially noteworthy in a rural town whose farming and manufacturing bases have been hit hard by the economic downturn.
Related: Don’t talk derisively about “flyover country” in my presence.