To the editor:
The Village of Empire would like to thank the fire departments that responded to the house fire within the village on Nov. 4. These brave men and women were called out to duty on this cold morning due to a fire that was determined to be arson. Without their assistance and dedication, this fire could have spread and destroyed the Village Building and other homes in the area.
In addition, we would like to thank the following law enforcement agencies for their assistance, including the Saline Township Police Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Fred Abdalla.
Last, but not least, thank you to the American Red Cross, businesses and residents who donated food, drinks, etc., to the fire departments or assisted in any way during this fire. Your kindness and compassion will not soon be forgotten.
Mayor Frank Martin