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  • Shirley Hardrix, mother of Samuel Hardrix, who was the victim of a hate crime, speaks Wednesday during A Candlelight Vigil for Unity at the Allen County Courthouse. (Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette)

  • Russ Harmeyer, a firefighter from the Arcola Fire Department, prepares to be “rescued” from a grain bin. ( Rachel Von | The Journal Gazette)

  • The TinCaps' Fernando Tatis Jr. waits for a pitch during the first inning Saturday against Bowling Green. In the fifth inning, Tatis hit a two-run home run, his 21st, to set the franchise record. (Rachel Von | The Journal Gazette)

Saturday, August 19, 2017 7:40 am

They Said It: Quotes from the week

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“I wanted it, and I wanted it quick." Fernando Tatis Jr., the TinCaps' 18-year-old phenom, on breaking the franchise's single-season home run record with a 420-foot blast to reach 21 dingers.

“Keep digging, keep digging, keep digging. Let's go!” Stateline Farm Rescue trainer Mark Baker yelling to participants during a grain bin rescue exercise.

FWCS board president and former Elmhurst High School teacher Julie Hollingsworth said several colleagues questioned her when she moved to the school from Northrop High in 1980. They predicted the district would close Elmhurst. “And 30 years later they did."

“I don't want to be here. I can't take it. I got other things to do. It took me a lot to get me here. I don't want to be in this courtroom ... I can't do it.” Thomasa Hunter, a witness for the prosecution, during the first day of Christopher Figgs' second murder trial. Hunter was sitting in a car with Edword Kiel, 28, when he was shot to death on McKinnie Avenue in Fort Wayne in July 2016.

“Have the conversation (about race) with people no matter how uncomfortable it may be.” Sharon Tucker, a Democrat and Allen County councilwoman, during a candlelight vigil in protest of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, involving a mix of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other extremists assembled to protest the city's decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.