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Neighbor on the river mows through his background

Neighbor on the river mows through his background

"Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves." — Horace Mann What better way to get to know my new neighbors Ed and Deb Erb than to interview them for this column. The Erbs live a couple of houses downstream from me on Ramsey Road along the Kankakee River in northern Jasper County. I will start with Ed. Deb will be featured in my Wednesday column. Ed, 54, took a break from push-mowing his yard for our interview. Wearing flame-retardant greens and a Lake County Sheriff's Posse T-shirt, he seems to be my kind of guy. Plus, I like his name. Ed Erb contains one fewer letter than Mel Ott. *** You moved here from Lowell. Are you a native Lowellian? "No,...

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