Category: Our Town

Our Town: The Usual: Dan Willey

“There’s usually some beauty out there that’s only accessible by railcar.”  –Dan Willey, North American Railcar Operators Association member Former service motorcars became obsolete when railroads advanced. Nowadays, enthusiasts seek these relics as vehicles for excursions, sometimes using them for…

Our Town: Off Duty: Swanson Clock Collection

“They hang because of their beauty.” –Jim Swanson, inherited clock collector When FBI agent John W. Swanson retired from the agency after 25 years of service, he delved more deeply into his passion for clocks: he ultimately collected 600 of…

Shop Local: CompostNow

“You get to do all of this amazing work with your banana peel, just by setting it in a bin.”  –Justin Senkbeil, co-founder, CompostNow Three young entrepreneurs are making composting convenient. “Forty percent of the food we grow in the…

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