THE PEOPLE I KNOW: Dick Zollinger

This is the first time I’ve written about a person I’ve not actually interviewed. Sometimes it’s easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission.Thankfully, I know Richard Zollinger is full of grace and I’m banking on him extending it to me. Either that or I think I’m officially off the guest list for the best annual Super Bowl Party in the state of Indiana. I told him, “I’m writing this article with you or without you.” He kept declining an interview, telling me how there are so many more worthy people in Whitley County than he.That’s the one commonality all the people I’ve written about share…every last one of them is convinced that an article should be written about the other guy but not about them.But Dear Reader, that quality is precisely what makes folks a candidate for this column. If I’d actually gotten to interview Dick, I would have asked about his days at the White House. Upon graduation from Purdue University, Dick worked in Washington D.C. and is quite entertaining with his Mr. President stories. Dear Reader, this incredibly humble, altruistic, generous, helpful dentist is Dr. Richard Zollinger and he is just one of…the people I know. ( I still wish he would have let me interview him.) ___For a more in depth look at this story, see the Feb. 25-26 Weekend Edition of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.