John Hallwas http://tristatesradio.com en A Helping Hand for Historic Oakwood Cemetery http://tristatesradio.com/post/helping-hand-historic-oakwood-cemetery <p>Even a cemetery can use a little love sometimes, and the group "<a href="https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfOakwoodCemetery" target="_blank">Friends of Oakwood Cemetery</a>" plans to put a little love into the grand old graveyard in Macomb. Thu, 23 May 2013 00:17:17 +0000 Rich Egger 34263 at http://tristatesradio.com A Helping Hand for Historic Oakwood Cemetery Colchester's “Bootlegger” Comes to the Silver Screen http://tristatesradio.com/post/colchesters-bootlegger-comes-silver-screen <p>&ldquo;Kelly&rdquo; Wagle lived a charmed life. In the 1920s he had become successful as a bootlegger in Colchester which was &ldquo;dry&rdquo; for much of the decade. He had escaped the clutches of the law many times.<br /><br />He left Brent&#39;s Restaurant and started to walk the two blocks to his home. An assassin pulled up in a Ford coupe and fired three shotgun blasts that ended Wagle&#39;s charmed life. Wagle died at 9:15 p.m. April 8, 1929.<br /><br />Documentary filmaker Ryan Walker has been fascinated by Wagle&#39;s sordid story.<br /> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:43:31 +0000 James Lenz 17102 at http://tristatesradio.com Colchester's “Bootlegger” Comes to the Silver Screen Emphasis - June 15 http://tristatesradio.com/post/emphasis-june-15 <p>Rich Egger&#39;s guests are author and historian John Hallwas and former Macomb Mayor Bob Anstine. They talk about the city&#39;s annual Heritage Days celebration, which takes place Thursday, June 21 - Sunday, June 24.<br /><br />Heritage Days began during Anstine&#39;s administration. He thinks the first one was held in 1981.<br /><br />&ldquo;We were looking for an annual activity. We came up with this concept - the city city council, the Chamber of Commerce, and others - and that&#39;s when it started,&rdquo; Anstine said.<br /> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 16:04:51 +0000 Rich Egger 16787 at http://tristatesradio.com Emphasis - June 15 Digging Up History at Macomb's Oakwood Cemetery http://tristatesradio.com/post/digging-history-macombs-oakwood-cemetery <p>Historian and author John Hallwas was looking for a different take on Macomb&#39;s history. He found it by going through its grandest old graveyard, which is Oakwood Cemetery.<br /><br />The result is the book <em>Here to Stay: Reflections on the Dead in a Small Town Cemetery</em>. It will be released in the coming days.<br /><br />&ldquo;Cemeteries are like huge puzzles. The more time you spend strolling through them, noticing things ... there are many mysteries in the cemetery,&rdquo; Hallwas said. &ldquo;The cemetery is a big vast canvas of mysteries.&rdquo;<br /> Thu, 24 May 2012 03:11:25 +0000 Rich Egger 15617 at http://tristatesradio.com Digging Up History at Macomb's Oakwood Cemetery Emphasis - February 3 http://tristatesradio.com/post/emphasis-february-3 <p>Rich Egger&#39;s guests are author and historian John Hallwas and<a href="http://www.facebook.com/UTVchannel3?sk=wall" target="_blank"> University Television</a>&#39;s Roger Kent. They talk about the new series &ldquo;Macomb&#39;s Historic Homes,&rdquo; which UTV will begin showing on February 6.<br /><br />Hallwas said they wanted to take a different approach to Macomb&#39;s history, and did so by focusing on residential life from through the years.<br /> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 17:36:16 +0000 Rich Egger 9602 at http://tristatesradio.com Emphasis - February 3