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What do you do when your loved one dies and you find a box with hundreds of photos?
If you live in East Toledo, contact Ron Mauter. He may immortalize your ancestors in a book.
Mauter, president of the East Toledo Historical Society, and author Larry Michaels have once again teamed up to bring us a new photo book in time for Christmas. The title: East of the Maumee River: A Pictorial History of East Toledo, Oregon & Other Communities East of The River.
Laurence St. John’s story is full of twists and turns, with an important message for all of us – “whatever your endeavors, rise above your doubts.”
The message holds true for St. John’s own life, as well for young Tyler Thompson – the protagonist of St. John’s new book, “Metatron, The Angel has Risen.”In the middle-grade sci-fi adventure, 12-year-old Tyler has a secret – he’s not a “normal” boy. After his father dies tragically, the youth finds himself in one predicament after another, until one day he and his faithful dog Maxx fall into a cesspool of mysterious green goop.
In the 28 years I’ve worked at The Press I’ve written more than 1,000 columns and interviewed a few thousand people. My favorite columns are the ones in which someone finds the courage, passion or determination to overcome an unexpected challenge, such as the 74-year-old grandmother who turned detective to help solve her daughter’s murder, or the young Polish-American boy who outran the Nazis.
I’ve written a couple hundred of these columns about your neighbors and friends, common people who have faced uncommon challenges and I’ve picked 50 of them to reprint in a book aptly titled Common People, Uncommon Challenges.
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