In every successful community, there are people who work hard and volunteer harder. These are the movers and shakers who work their day jobs, and then go on to serve on boards or committees, secure grants, mentor our youth, or quietly place flags where our war heroes have been laid to rest. They build on our shared foundation and continue to enhance our community. Several more will publish randomly. Send us the names of the faces you'd like to see here.

TIPTON Herb imgHERB TIPTON - Herb Tipton is a life-long resident of Mancelona. He worked for what began as Mount Clemens Metal Products and retired 39 years later from Dura Automotive. Herb has been involved with the the American Legion George Puckett Post #264 for 60 years - since the time he got out of the service. He was Commander for 15 years, coordinating and participating in Memorial Day parades. With other members, Herb and the American Legion host a Veterans Dinner each fall, and host needy families at Christmas. Herb joined Mancelona Area Historical Society about five years after the organization formed, and is currently the President. He was instrumental in obtaining the former Ceramic Store in Antrim, and along with volunteers, donations and a grant, transformed the building into a museum. Although Herb is technically retired, he stays busy with the American Legion, Historical Society, and his fishing, woodworking and hunting interests. 2023