(l-r) Jason Denison, Bruce Franks, Jessie Frey, Nichole Russ, Julie Pope.

First Responders Receive Holiday Treats (photos)

Two residents of S.T.R.I.V.E. in Prophetstown baked 150 cookies for local emergency personnel.
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Jason Denison and Nichole Russ both residents of S.T.R.I.V.E. (Socialization, Training, Rehabilitation, Independence, Vocation, Education), a branch of Winning Wheels in Prophetstown, decided they would like to do something nice for area first responders during the Holidays to show their appreciation for the work they do. “Basically, they kick a**”, said Russ.

The duo decided to gift the Prophetstown Police, Fire and EMS along with Lyndon Police and Fire with Christmas cards and goodies.

They baked and decorated 150 cookies in the kitchen at the Lyndon Progress Center with the help of staff and delivered boxes filled with chocolates, candy, and the cookies to representatives at the Prophetstown Fire Station last week.

Prophetstown Police Chief, Bruce Franks and EMS Administrator Julie Pope were on hand to accept the gifts and were greatly appreciative of the gesture.

Russ said Lyndon Police Chief Mike Fisk once saved her life, helping her with her breathing following a seizure.

The pair were accompanied to the delivery by Social Worker Katrina Gerber and Dietary Manager Sam Cater, who is also a member of the Tampico EMS .

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