January 23, 2017
I had to drive only about a mile down Runkle Road before hitting a main route, 235. Runkle was notorious for accidents when I was young. The intersection of Runkle and Jackson was always obscured by mature cornfields in the late summer and cars could not see one another coming. There was always little traffic and people tended to ignore the stop signs. So I was always extra careful about Runkle Road. I knew Mark Runkle. He was probably related in some way to the farmer Runkle Road was named after. I knew kids named after all the roads here.