A familiar face for anyone who attended Madison School over the past two decades, crossing guard George Caspermeyer is hanging up his stop sign at the end of the school year.
Kicked back and sipping an iced coffee outside Java Jive on a quiet Monday afternoon, a half-dozen or so passersby greeted Mike Marx over the course of an hour and a half. He jokingly referred to himself as a local celebrity.
The year Joyce Job's husband, Homer died, the woman two doors down, Sharon Zehnle, became a widow as well. They had always been neighborly. Out of the common bond of loneliness, Job began inviting Zehnle to dinner, and the two forged an extremely close friendship.