March 2, 2018
Will Jacoby had been plowing snow out of the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Grimes garage for eight days in a row. “I got off work and went to bed. I woke up about the time the 6 o’clock news was on,” he said. “It had been a long week or so with snow and ice every day and I was tired. Then on the news, there was this story about a young man with a plow on his wheelchair. He was just so happy to be out plowing his neighbor’s sidewalks and driveways, even all those days in a row.”
The story gave Jacoby an idea. What if he could get this young man, Mason Rumpf, to come to the garage for a tour and maybe even a ride in one of our snowplows. He took the idea to management who also agreed.