Fire Department Unveils New Public Services

With one minor exception, all is well with the Turkey Creek Fire Territory. Fire Chief Mickey Scott reported Monday night the annual service testing of all the department’s fire hose, couplings, nozzles and fire hose appliances was recently completed. All equipment met the national standards except for one … Read More

Turkey Creek Boards Address A Variety Of Issues

With their budget preparation done, the Turkey Creek fire territory and advisory boards turned their attention Monday to other issues. The fire territory’s budget expenditures continued to come in under budget, with less than 40 percent of allocations spent through July. The run report for July indicates the … Read More

Turkey Creek Fire Territory Talks PERF, ACA

Longevity at Turkey Creek Fire Territory stands to increase with an option for employees to switch from the civil public employees retirement fund to the 77 PERF fund available exclusively to police and fire personnel. The 77 PERF fund is being offered to current employees and will replace … Read More


Finances Good, Fire Station Work Progresses

By RAY BALOG Staff Writer “We’re in pretty good shape.” That’s the assessment of Turkey Creek Township Fire Chief Mickey Scott as he presented the budget expenditures for January and February at Monday night’s meeting of the Turkey Creek Township Advisory Board. With 16.67 percent of the calendar … Read More

Fire Territory Board Updated On Station Renovation

The weather outside has been frightful the last month or so, but that hasn’t delayed work on fire station No. 1 in Syracuse. Turkey Creek Fire Chief Mickey Scott told the Turkey Creek Fire Territory Board on Thursday the work is still on schedule, to be completed in … Read More

Chief Asks Residents To Clear Hydrants

During the regular monthly meeting of the Turkey Creek Township Advisory Board Monday evening, fire chief Mickey Scott made a plea to residents help clear fire hydrants of snow. “We will be removing snow from around the fire hydrants in the coming weeks in order to have the … Read More


Fire Chief Suggests $153K Tax Break

During the regular monthly meeting of the Turkey Creek Township Advisory Board Monday evening, Turkey Creek Township/Syracuse Fire Chief Mickey Scott suggested a way to provide a break to taxpayers within the year. “Since the equipment replacement fund levy was not reduced by the … trustee for 2014 … Read More

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Syracuse Fire, EMS Honors Members

The 2013 Syracuse Fire and EMS Awards Banquet was held Dec. 14 and honored a number of individuals. Those receiving honors for their hard work and dedication were: Sean Manges – Interior Operations Award Fire Captain Brian Richcreek – CPR Save Award Matt Dunithan – Engine Operations Award … Read More


Dixon Announces Resignation From Township Board

To close the regular monthly meeting of the Turkey Creek Township Advisory Board held Monday evening, Bill Dixon informed fellow board members he will be resigning from the board effective Jan. 1, 2014. Dixon stated his job has required him to frequently travel and he feels this does … Read More

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Syracuse Fire Department Construction Contract Approved

The Turkey Creek Fire Territory Executive Board approved the construction contract for renovation of Syracuse Fire Station No. 1 during its regular monthly meeting Thursday. Fire chief Mickey Scott reviewed a few points of the contract prior to the board approving it. The contract was drawn up by … Read More

Syracuse Fire Department Needs Discussed

Due to the absence of board members Dennis Darr and Bill Dixon, the Turkey Creek Township Advisory Board could not hold an official monthly meeting Monday evening due to lack of quorum. However, board member Kim Cates and Turkey Creek Township Trustee Barb Griffith took that time to … Read More

TCFT Conducting Fundraiser

It was announced at the Turkey Creek Fire Territory executive board meeting recently that the Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department has been conducting a fundraiser for the equipment and supplies fund. With at least a $20 donation, donors are offered a photograph. Fire chief Mickey Scott stressed the donated … Read More


Township Moving Forward With Fire Station

Per the interlocal agreement for the Turkey Creek Fire Territory, Turkey Creek Township Advisory Board member Bill Dixon moved to “put into effect the remodeling plan as laid out by the (Turkey Creek Fire Territory) Executive Board.” The motion carried unanimously at the board’s regular monthly meeting Monday … Read More

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Township Approves Reduced Fire Station Proposal

At their regular monthly meeting Monday evening, the Turkey Creek Township Advisory Board voted unanimously to approve a reduced bid by Allen County Builders for the renovations to Fire Station 1 in Syracuse. The original bid of $669,000 was $200,000 more than the approved budget created two years … Read More


Under Emergency Procedure, Fire Budget Approved

Due to the cancellation of this Thursday’s Turkey Creek Township Fire Board meeting, which lacks quorum, Turkey Creek Township Advisory Board members voted on the proposed 2014 fire territory budget at their regular meeting Monday. An approved preliminary budget is needed for township trustee Barb Griffith to present … Read More

The integrity of a school bus' design was proven when the cabin of the bus stayed intact when Bus 28 slammed into a bus in front of it.

School, Responders Talk Of Bus Accident

The four-bus chain reaction accident one week ago today on SR 13 north of North Webster, was one no one in emergency services has seen during their careers and no one wants to experience again. While physical injuries are on the mend, the emotional trauma may take time … Read More