John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
Jim Duhachek has just passed away recently. He volunteered with the Humboldt Park 4th of July Association for over 35 years. He also volunteered with the South Shore Frolics. He belonged to the Bay View Inter-organizational Council. Jim was a great asset to our community. For a very quiet man, he did a lot of work. He had a way with words. As the person in charge of the ice cream on the 4th, he would be asked at meetings what was happening with it. He would answer:" going down" When asked about the fireworks at the park that he worked with, he would say:"going up". When we had a an association vote on anything, he would always respond:"Nay", even the vote was to end the meeting. He was a very kind man, who had retired from his job due to health problems. He was active in our association raffles at the meetings. He will be greatly missed at our meetings. Rest in peace, Jim. We will miss you.