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Girl on Fire: Benefit to be held for local firefighters

[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, December 3, 2015]

Every day is a trying time at Creston Fire Department, but recently, it’s been more challenging than usual.

Two of my fellow firefighters are battling severe illness and injury, and we as a department have been doing all we can to help them and their families through it all.

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Girl on Fire: It’s what we do

CFD Bench 1[As seen in Creston News Advertiser December 17, 2015]

The staccato of Darwin West’s voice reverberated throughout the room as he pointed to members of the crowd holding up little white cards. The tension rose, a steady thing you could practically feel in your chest.

Then, it was over. But the tension remained. This tension wasn’t because of a mounting fight among auction-goers. It wasn’t about silly words out of a person’s mouth. This tension was like magic because it increased every time the Creston Fire and Rescue bench went up for bid in the course of one night.

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Girl on Fire: Determination to reach long-term fitness goals

[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, November 21, 2013]

Thanks to coworker Brooke McIntosh and newsroom discussion, there is a health and fitness competition in the newsroom.

I’m glad we have this competition. Already, having an in-house competition has helped me get on track before Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts roll around. My goal for Thanksgiving is to just eat the healthy food, and the occasional chocolate treat or slice of pie. I’ve discovered everything in moderation is a good way to stay on track, and starting early will get my mind and body into a “don’t overeat” mode.

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