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  • Gilles Robichaud...SIMPLICITY OF LIVING

    Tuesday, August 28, 2018

    This Legend article features a 21-year veteran professional truck driver, along with his business partner and full-time traveling companion; his wife. Their life philosophy derived from an 80’s song, Simple Way of Life. These few words reflect their work ethic, as well as, their lifestyle on the road. Easy-going, uncomplicated, transparent and hu... Continue reading this story

  • Barb Taylor...BEACON OF HOPE

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    Life is a story filled with many chapters, some more pleasant than others, but each adds more dynamics to our own role in history. People are placed in our lives that either remain a constant force, while some fade away over time becoming more of a memory with every passing day. This Legend nominee isn’t and has never been one for the spo... Continue reading this story


    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Dave Shoemaker, third generation owner of Shoemaker's Travel Center stepped away from his busy schedule to speak with me about the family business. He also shares a few details into the history behind their well-known memorabilia, displayed throughout the 5,000 square feet of store space. Dave and his wife, Karen relocated Shoemaker's directly acr... Continue reading this story

  • Derek Rooney...THE SKY IS THE LIMIT

    Monday, April 13, 2015

    The saying goes that there are two things in life that a person has complete control over. One being, your attitude. The other, your effort. We all have our own personal goals; a purpose that we strive for. Whether it's to be a good parent, a better Christian, the best spouse, a reliable friend or a successful career... all of which have high stand... Continue reading this story

  • Chris Andersen...THROUGH A FIGHTER’S EYES

    Friday, March 13, 2015

    When a person puts their mind towards accomplishing a goal, whether or not they achieve that goal all comes down to that individual. There are a few factors that one must possess in order to have the courage to pick themselves up after being knocked down, repeatedly. The characteristics that I'm referring to may remind you of a few people tha... Continue reading this story

  • Cheryl Drury & Mike Backer...A CAREER FOR TWO

    Friday, December 5, 2014

    When you're raised in a hardworking environment with a household of eight, having an extrovert type of personality can come naturally and most of the time work to your advantage. Mike Backer was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1945. Shortly after, the war ended and his father relocated the family back to his small, home town of Dundee, New York. Mik... Continue reading this story

  • John & Carol Wieczorek...THE ONLY WAY TO BE

    Monday, November 10, 2014

    Having four sons and being a truck driver for many, many moons means that there is a good chance that one of the four will eventually follow that exact beaten path. Fortunately for John Wieczorek's father, he along with his brothers all chose a career as a professional truck driver. Just as their father had. Before John was born in 1963, his dad... Continue reading this story


    Monday, November 3, 2014

    Being a second generation truck driver comes with its pros and cons. First off, you usually have huge shoes to fill. In Hayden Eady's case, that is definitely the situation. He provides us with a little insight, "My dad has been driving since the mid 60's... and he is still running every day at 66 years old!" There is pride in Hayden's voice as h... Continue reading this story

  • The Brown Brothers...DOUBLE VISION

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    When you have a particular individual in your life that you feel makes everything complete, you end up sharing every part of your day with them. Even the bland, less uneventful details. Whether this special person is your spouse, brother or sister, maybe your mother or a close friend, you find yourself sharing not only memories together but holi... Continue reading this story


    Monday, October 13, 2014

    Looking back, nearly forty eight years ago, it's apparent that Tracy Devitt's life has had a meaning and a plan since the day he was born. Many people are able to recognize their own bio and acknowledge each obstacle they had to overcome as a part of their testimony. To muster the strength to conquer life's hardships through the misfortunes, numero... Continue reading this story

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