A man who will be missed

Just what is an American hero? Well, let me tell you. It is someone that puts others before themselves. They are not after the financial reward like so many others. Mr. Ed Siegel was one of those who lived here with us. He went to meet his maker today, Thursday May 31., 2007.

Ed was one of the true volunteers and expected nothing in return. He served the residents of North Whidbey for over 25 years as a Volunteer Firefighter with Island County Fire District 2, presently called North Whidbey Fire and Rescue. In the early days when the budget was extremely tight, some firefighters would sign over their compensation checks to the firefighter