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Adrian’s Gene Mills remembered for his care of kids – and his handshake

By John L. Braese

In today’s world, a handshake is a form of greeting when meeting someone for the first time or seeing an old friend. In long gone days, a handshake was a bond, a contract without all the paperwork and lawyers.

In 2004, I first took a handshake from Gene Mills.

Being new to journalism, I was sent to cover a basketball game in Adrian. I introduced myself, stuck out . . .

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