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Honoring a half a century
Bob Olsen arrives at the Brodhead Fire Department after responding to a call, only to find dozens of admirers had formed a line to greet him for a surprise birthday party meant to honor his 50 years as an active firefighter with the department. (Times photo: Bridget Cooke)
BRODHEAD - When firefighter Bob Olsen received one of thousands of fire pages in his lifetime Friday, he followed his usual steps, jumping into his tan truck and driving down to the station.