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Kaproth is Foley’s citizen of the year

BY Jakob Kounkel | STAFF WRITER
Posted 5/23/23

FOLEY – When Joe Kaproth accepted the Foley citizen of the year award, he was surprised, humbled and honored. In a brief and impromptu acceptance speech, he mentioned there are many Foley natives who are just as, if not more, deserving of the award.

But, after living in Foley for nearly his entire life; serving on the city’s fire department for 38 years, 10 of which as assistant fire chief and 10 as chief; being an active member of the Foley American Legion Post 298, including as commander; and stepping forward as a community volunteer in various ways, especially for C.A.R.E. and St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley, some were left wondering who would have been more worthy of the award than Kaproth.

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