Cary Hulin was a freshman at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. studying geology when he decided to take a break from his more academic classes. He was looking for an easy credit, so he enrolled in a pottery class. "I figured it would be like taking bowling, something to help me unwind."
When Mike and Kathy Wigal visited Miller Haus Bed and Breakfast last year, they fell in love with the place. They knew they had to come back, and when they did, they brought a very special group of people with them, a group of people with a new lease on life.
“You’ll either hate it, or it will consume you.” For Daniel Wenzel, a bookseller living just outside of Killbuck, one book has very nearly consumed not only him, but also, by association and love, his business partner and wife, Leslie McKelley.
From as early as he can remember, Paul Gaus has immersed himself in the written word. As a child, he enjoyed Zane Grey westerns and a bit of science fiction by Jules Verne. His love of literature spanned history, the classics, and extended as far as Russian literature. If he thought about it long and hard enough, he said, he would admit to delving into a few Hardy Boys mysteries. But for 31 years, Gaus pursued a career with no obvious connection to writing, that of chemistry as a professor…
If there’s one thing Millersburg native Claude Ruston Baker knows how to do, it’s make a scene. Whether it’s within the halls of West Holmes schools or in a hotel perched on a mountain in Salzburg, Austria, the Killbuck-born self-taught artist can take a blank, dreary block wall and transform it into a thing of beauty with one of his amazing murals.