Your Friend on the Front Page
Every week, The News will feature a Henry County resident in a profile snapshot. The questions will appear in bold.
This week’s ‘Friend on the Front Page’ is Roger Beckman, whom you may know from Breadeaux Pizza.
Are you originally from Mt. Pleasant? If not, what brought you here? Yes. I was gone for about 14 years - I went to college and then worked at different banks through Iowa. Buying Breadeaux brought me back.
What’s your favorite part of living here? It’s small enough that you know most people and close enough to metropolitian areas you can get away for half a day.
Where’s your favorite hangout? Breadeaux or the family farm.
What do you like to do in your free time? My daughter, wife and I raise Boer goats, so we spend our time on the farm.
What annual event in Mt. Pleasant do you enjoy? I like the Festival of Lights, as well as the lights around downtown.
What do you think is Mt. Pleasant’s trademark? Even in its hard times, Mt. Pleasant overcomes. It’s overcome economic hardships and now it’s become stronger.
Tell us something interesting about yourself? I’m a person with a wide variety of interests - everything from music to animals to people.