Letter: Snow heroes are special

My name is Dillon Staas Jr. I am 92 and my wife, Helen, is 85 years of age. We no longer are able to handle our weekend chores. Fortunately, we have wonderful neighbors in Jeff and Theresa Grogg. They have been taking care of us in that regard for several years now, not only with snow removal but also with lawn care.

Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for these kind of friends and their children, whom we dearly love. We want everyone to know what wonderful people they are.

Dillon and Helen Staas,


Thanks to my snow angels for getting my car out of a snow drift at the end of my driveway this morning: Joe, who lives on University Boulevard and was out for his morning walk (he got more exercise than he bargained for, I’m sure), and Pam, my next door neighbor, who came over to help dig out and then took me in her SUV to Walmart to pick up my groceries and to Walgreens drive thru to pick-up a prescription.

There was also Brian, a snow truck driver who was going down Cable Road and turned around to come help, then plowed my driveway and wouldn’t let me pay him. I was going fine driving down the driveway until I had to stop for a car that turned down our street. And then I was stuck!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of them. Just last week when it snowed, Alex, my neighbor across the street, came over and cleaned off my driveway too. I just love it that there are so many good people in our community.

Bev Miller,



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