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Answering the call: Rufer marks 50 years with MFD
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Monroe firefighter Ken Rufer celebrated 50 official years with the Monroe Fire Department this week. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
By Emily Massingill For the Times MONROE - At the home of Kenneth Rufer, the sounds of the scanner fill the air. No one really notices; after all, there are about five in their ranch-style home and at least two of them are on at all times. Rufer's wife, Dottie, says their home has run the scanners like that for about the past five decades or so.

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