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June 3rd

HOMETOWN HEROES: Drew Jines. Following his father’s footsteps

June 3, 2013

Editor’s note: Throughout the month of June, The Post & Mail will be featuring several public safety officials in a muli-part series.

COLUMBIA CITY — “I knew my life wouldn’t be right until I was a firefighter.”

Since he was 10 years old, Drew Jines knew what his career choice would be.

“I 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,” Jines said.

'CELEBRATE. REMEMBER. FIGHT BACK': Relay races past goal by $7K

June 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Storms and wet weather relocated Whitley County’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).

“A great big thank you to everyone for coming out to support their community,” said Tammy Gross, a committee member. “We appreciate their willingness to go with the flow when we moved inside after many had already set up their tents outside.”

Roush, Monk, McClure medal at state

June 3, 2013

BLOOMINGTON — Five Whitley County athletes competed in the Indiana State Track Meet last weekend.

Three tracksters were named all-state — Samantha Roush, Katie Monk and Austin McClure placed in the top nine.

Columbia City’s Roush, who has finished 10th for the last two seasons, came in fifth in the 1,600-meter run Saturday.

“Sam ran as perfect of a race as she could,” Columbia City Head Track Coach Bob Fahl said. “She was really determined to get a medal.”

Fahl said she was able to take an inside lane and stay in the front of the pack througout the race.

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