Are you gonna be a doer, or just a joiner?

These words were generally the first words that Ken Donner would ask the new recruits joining the Wisner Fire Department.

According to several firemen, there was a poem or saying with these words that hung on the wall in the meeting room. Through the years, this paper was misplaced, but it struck a cord with Ken Donner. He would make it a point to ask the new volunteers this very question.

The Donner family chose these words in Ken’s memory and a memorial bench was made. The family felt that these words would serve as a memorial to Ken and remind new volunteers of the importance of their service to the community.

For the full story, pick up the November 29 Wisner News-Chronicle, or call 402-529-3228 to subscribe.

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