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Soldier from Ridgeway Awarded High Commendations

RIDGEWAY, MO — Staff Sgt. Scotty Niffen has been awarded an Army commendation medal and a purple heart for saving the life of a fellow soldier in Afghanistan. Niffen, a member of the 642nd Engineer Support Company, 7th Engineer Battalion based in Fort Drum, NY, was involved in clearing enemy ordinance from roadways while serving as a dismount squad leader in eastern Afghanistan. The graduate of Ridgeway High School was

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