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Renovation will help protect Springdale firefighters at Station No. 4

SPRINGDALE — The City Council has answered the call to protect the firefighters in the Fire Department.

The council on Tuesday night unanimously approved a $7,800 contract with Crafton Tull for architectural services to renovate Fire Station No. 4 on Elm Springs Road.

“We’re trying to help with the decontamination of our individuals,” Fire Chief Mike Irwin told the council. “And that’s become very different with our pandemic calls.”

Even without the threat of covid-19, firefighters’ exposure to smoke and burning of hazardous chemicals at fire sites and even the diesel fumes from engines and ambulances has been linked to cancer, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

The renovated space at Station No. 4 will include showers, washing machines and a new weight room to help protect its firefighters and get them ready more quickly for the next call, Irwin said.

“This will help improve response times for our

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Historic Campbell Station Inn in Farragut nears renovation completion

The Campbell Station Inn has a rich history pre-dating the Civil War and is now getting closer to a complete makeover.

FARRAGUT, Tenn. — The Campbell Station Inn has a rich and extensive history that predates the Civil War. The history may stay there forever, but the building itself is now getting closer to a complete makeover.

The building is in the heart of Farragut, at Kingston Pike and Campbell Station Road. The town has worked for years to restore Campbell Station Inn, including asbestos abatement and removing failing additions, such as the west wing and the screened porch.

By removing the additions, the building was brought back to its original structure. Then, the town added a new roof, new electrical systems, new heating systems. The town also installed a sprinkler system and repaired plaster and internal brick walls.

“The plaza will be open to the public, hopefully, late fall

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Heritage Station Museum flooding ends tour appointments | News

PENDLETON —The Umatilla County Historical Society’s Heritage Station Museum has canceled museum tour appointments due to flooding in one of its galleries.

On Tuesday, Aug. 11, one of the museum galleries, housed in the historic 1909 train depot, experienced flooding. No artifacts were lost or damaged during the flood and damage was contained to exhibit displays cases, carpet, drywall and baseboards.

In an Aug. 21 interview, Kari Brooks, the executive director, said the flooding was the result of a plumbing issue with a water valve that went down. 

Since July 28, the Heritage Station Museum has offered museum tour appointments to visitors. These tour appointments were two-hour blocks of time that allowed visitors the comfort of a safe, stress-free museum experience even during COVID-19. During these tour appointments, visitors were able to visit the much-anticipated Umatilla Gold Exhibit and also view a tribute to Til Taylor.

All visitor appointments have

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