The grand dame of the Monarch Volunteer Fire Department family has found her way back after being gone for almost 15 years.
The department has managed to reclaim the 1959 Ford F-800 John Beam high-pressure fire engine that members of the department affectionately refer to as "her."
Over the next few months, members of the department plan to work on bringing her back to her original beauty in time for the department's 50th birthday celebration.
Firefighter Glenn Lint said the department was organized in 1956 when the Leisenring No. 3 mine in Monarch closed and the village was left with no fire protection.
"Through donated materials from the H.C. Frick …