Handcrafted walking sticks fashioned by ‘Stickman’ Cliff commemorate trails
Cliff Borgerding grew up on a farm near Freeport and then spent many years as an accountant before finding the satisfying activity of wood carving.
After a heart attack in 2001, and following a doctor’s advice to get more exercise, he started walking.
“I found myself picking up walking sticks whenever I went out, and then brought them home,” he said. “My wife, Linda, told me to do something with them or get rid of them.” See more in Jennie Zeitler’s Dairyland Peach story.