Working for good people and with good people


Lynn L. Martin

In this file photo, Fire Chief Kirk Trekell is interviewed at the Alva Fire Department.

"Today when I leave my office, I leave the keys on the desk and pull the door shut for the last time. The Fire Service has been a great career." That's how Alva Fire Chief Kirk Trekell began his final post on the fire department's Facebook page.

After nearly 34 years working at the Alva Fire Department, he's hanging up his uniform and turning to other pursuits. He's been eligible to retire since 2015, but Trekell just didn't feel the time was right. Then about three years ago, NWOSU started the nurse practitioner program. Trekell's wife Kim was a registered nurse. She applied and was accep...

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