Archive - Jun 3, 2013
Editorâ€™s note: Throughout the month of June, The Post & Mail will be featuring several public safety officials in a muli-part series.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śI knew my life wouldnâ€™t be right until I was a firefighter.â€ť
Since he was 10 years old, Drew Jines knew what his career choice would be.
â€śI was hanging out at the fire station with my dad on his shift, and there was a structure fire. I got to go on the truck, and when we pulled up on the scene I saw the firefighter jump out, stretch the line (hose) to the door, and the next truck supplied us with water,â€ť Jines said.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Storms and wet weather relocated Whitley Countyâ€™s Relay for Life event indoors, but that did not seem to dampen the spirits of those who came together to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society (ACS).
â€śA great big thank you to everyone for coming out to support their community,â€ť said Tammy Gross, a committee member. â€śWe appreciate their willingness to go with the flow when we moved inside after many had already set up their tents outside.â€ť
BLOOMINGTON â€” Five Whitley County athletes competed in the Indiana State Track Meet last weekend.
Three tracksters were named all-state â€” Samantha Roush, Katie Monk and Austin McClure placed in the top nine.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Roush, who has finished 10th for the last two seasons, came in fifth in the 1,600-meter run Saturday.
â€śSam ran as perfect of a race as she could,â€ť Columbia City Head Track Coach Bob Fahl said. â€śShe was really determined to get a medal.â€ť
Fahl said she was able to take an inside lane and stay in the front of the pack througout the race.