Meet Your Neighbor: Cris Lecher

Drawing by Dean Shields-1990
The current home of ERA Young Real Estate was once a taco shop run by an entertaining character named Woody and later became T.J’s Mexican Food owned and operated by Tracy Treat Johnson.

Drawing by Dean Shields-1990 The current home of ERA Young Real Estate was once a taco shop run by an entertaining character named Woody and later became T.J’s Mexican Food owned and operated by Tracy Treat Johnson.

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Hello again, fellow Creekers.

Well it is time for another installment of “Better know your neighbor.” This week and in subsequent weeks we will be highlighting some of our representatives from the Christopher-Kohl’s Fire Department. I’d like to thank Linda of CKFD for her help with these.

The first “volunteer” is Cris Lecher. Cris was born in Jackson, Wis., but has lived in the Payson area for 28 years and loves the creek area. Cris has been with the CKFD for about four years and if not here would probably be back home in Wisconsin where the rest of the extended family is. Cris has been a firefighter paramedic since 1998 (that’s 15 years). Cris enjoys hunting, guns and boating. Favorite things about the community: all the trees, cool air and being part of a smaller community.

A major memorable time for Cris Lecher is when there was a major car wreck on the 260 by the Boy Scout camp entrance. It was a defining moment in Cris’ career being in charge of a large accident, which involved calling for seven medical helicopters.

Just a reminder: there is a Lupus walk Saturday, April 27. Information is posted on the board at the Landmark for donations. Please help us find a cure for an affliction that affects so many.

Just a little bit of fun from the pas — Many of the businesses here have been different things over the years. The ERA Young Real Estate office was once a taco shop run by an entertaining character named Woody. It is said that he made the worst tacos, but everyone kept coming back for more! Woody’s later became T.J’s Mexican Food, owned and operated by Tracy Treat Johnson. I think after that it became the wonderful real estate office we know today.

As always, I do need your help with content and stories! For anyone wanting to submit information from the Christopher Creek area for inclusion in our weekly article, please e-mail me at: info @christophercreeklodge.com. Any submitted pictures must be full-size (typically around 1MB per picture). The cutoff time for inclusion in Friday’s article is close of business on Monday.

Thanks again for reading the column.

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