While local and state officials paid virtual tributes to Jim Koster and the Koster family legacy Monday night, the longtime firefighter and now deputy chief of the Spring Lake Fire Department said, “The real honor is being able to serve this community.”

Koster, 69, has served 50 years on the Spring Lake department – and, for now, has plans to continue, according to Spring Lake Township Supervisor John Nash.

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