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Gowrie Fire Receives Revolving Loan Fund

Recently Webster-Calhoun approved funding from the Revolving Loan Fund to the Gowrie Fire Board Agency. The Gowrie Volunteer Fire Department needs to replace their aging 1995 Ford Tanker truck. The new tanker is a Heiman WaterKing I Tanker apparatus with a 2000-gallon tank and portable pump to be installed on a 2024 model Freightliner chassis and estimated to cost $253,000. It is expected to be delivered in the fall of 2024.

Left to Right: Marcie Boerner (COO - WCCTA), Keith Streit (President of Gowrie Fire Board Agency), and Chad Loseke (Technician - WCCTA & Assistant Chief of Gowrie Volunteer Fire Department).

“With over 19 members, four of those employed at Webster-Calhoun, the Gowrie Volunteer Fire Department is an important asset to the Gowrie community. They provide education, fire protection, emergency response, and assistance in medical emergencies and other disasters.” Noted Marcie Boerner, COO of Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association.

Webster-Calhoun established a Revolving Loan Fund in 2017 with funds from the USDA to help improve quality of life in rural areas.



Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association provides Landline Telephone, Digital TV and Internet service to 16 rural communities on a Fiber driven network just outside the Fort Dodge, Iowa area: Pilot Mound, Boxholm, Lanyon, Paton, Churdan, Farnhamville, Gowrie, Somers, Moorland, Knierim, Barnum, Clare, Thor, Badger, Vincent, Duncombe and in the towns of Lohrville, Manson, Rockwell City and Lake City.   

WCCTA is Gigabit Certified and designated a Smart Rural Community by NTCA: the Rural Broadband Association.

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