Like thousands of Michigan baby-boomers, Ken Dawson is planning to retire soon. Dawson has spent six years at Michigan State University, most recently as a project representative in the school’s Infrastructure, Planning and Facilities Department. Unlike many of those retiring boomers, he will soon be embarking on a challenging adventure. Beginning in about a month, the Farmington Hills resident will begin a 3,100 mile hike atop the spine of North America: the Continental Divide.
Millich reported on the mid-Michigan community for 22 years, focusing on what listeners jokingly call “cops and critters.” She was also heard occasionally as a substitute host for All Things Considered, and as a regular fundraising host on Morning Edition.