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March 5, 2012


Jim McKee, 61, grew up in Goshen, served as a city fireman, moved away and returned in the 1990s. Last November he was elected to the Goshen City Council representing the residents of District 1.


I am the owner of Bosco’s Place, work at Sam’s Club and I am the Goshen City Councilman for District 1.

Explain a little about yourself

I am married to Angie (Miller) McKee and have three grown sons and grandchildren that are living in Goshen. My father, my three sons and a daughter-in-law were all in the military (Army, Navy and Air Force). I lived in Houston, Texas, for 12 years and then spent three years in Colorado Springs while working for Sam’s Club. I was employed as a Goshen city fireman in 1971 and was one of the six firemen that opened Station 3 on College Avenue.

Where did you grow up?

I am a Goshen native from the west side growing up on Dewey Avenue while being raised by my grandparents.

What schools did you attend?

I attended West Goshen Elementary, Whiteman Junior High School and Goshen High School (Class of 1969).

What is your fondest memory of Goshen?

Growing up in a small town. It used to be you knew everyone, life was slower and you never had to lock your doors. As kids we played inside the West Goshen Church of the Brethren. Back then it was never locked as times were much different. Pedaling to the local neighborhood grocery stores, Keims and Swiharts on Dewey Avenue.

Describe the essence of Goshen in your eyes

Goshen is no longer a small sleepy town, but one that continues to grow and expand its size to meet the needs of the people while still having a sense of “community,” although growth has at times been challenging.

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