Reception-goers honor retiring fire chief

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A steady stream of well-wishers honored Minden Fire Chief Kip Mourad Thursday for his 50 years of service to fighting fires and saving lives in the City of Minden and surrounding area.

Mourad’s wife Jenny and children Jared and Emily, along with their families, held a retirement reception during which local, state and national dignitaries converged on Minden City Hall.

A representative from Congressman Mike Johnson’s office presented Mourad with a flag that flew over the nation’s capitol.

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