Special ‘pinning’ for firefighter

Firefighter Reece Hall is pictured receiving his Marshalltown Fire Department pin from his mother at the city council meeting earlier this week. Fire Chief David Rierson said Hall, who recently earned an Associates Arts degree in Fire Science from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, would be assigned immediately to “B” shift. The new firefighter was sworn in before the pinning ceremony by city clerk Shari Coughenour. A standing-room only crowd was on hand to see Hall and numerous other city employees receive honors.