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Fire 12 pauses chief search

Mason County Fire District 12 won’t look for a new fire chief until after the State Auditor’s Office completes its audit.

At the Mason County Fire District 12’s commissioner meeting Aug. 16, commissioner John Pais said, “At this point, we’re not going to actively search for a fire chief until the audit is complete because the chief needs to stay on until that is all done.”

The commissioners voted at the April 19 meeting to dismiss fire chief Kelli Walsworth without cause. The district posted an announcement after the vote on its website, stating all volunteers resigned effective immediately an...


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