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After 20 years of doing just about every job there is at a newspaper, veteran journalist Phil Smith has rejoined the staff of The Post & Mail.
Smith spent a couple of years at The Post & Mail in the early â€™90s.
Smithâ€™s main responsibilities will include coverage of city and county government, Whitley County Consolidated Schools and some police and fire coverage.
After leaving The Post & Mail in 1991, Smith worked in various capacities at four different newspapers and most recently worked in the pre-production press shop at Zimmer.
â€śIâ€™ve done just about everything but run the press,â€ť Smith said of his experience.
Smith has won several Hoosier State Press Association awards for his writing and in 1995 finished second nationwide in a National Society of Newspapers Columnists column writing contest.
â€śWeâ€™re happy to have someone with Philâ€™s experience and skills join our staff,â€ť managing editor Ruth Stanley said.
Smith has four children, Elaina, Lindsey, Leslie and Alex and three grandchildren.
Smith started his duties at the newspaper Tuesday.