Names scrawled on Alpine Avenue in crack sealing

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WALKER, Mich. -- The names Matt, Josh, Sam, David, Jimmy and Chad O all have at least one thing in common. The six names are written on Alpine Avenue in crack sealing.

Who these people are remains a mystery. The cursive writing can be found where Alpine intersects with Avastar Parkway, but it isn't something you'd spot driving down the road. You'd barely notice it if you're on foot.

The City of Walker's public works director Mike Koning said the crack seal on that stretch was done in September and that his department was just made aware of the names when FOX 17 called him.

A viewer video on Facebook alerted FOX 17. Mike Shuff works across the street.

"Good taxpayer money spent on these names on the ground," Shuff said.

He added, "I never realized it until you guys had said anything. Probably would have never realized."

Koning said there's no plan to remove or cover the writing.
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  • C

    My thoughts? This non-news is giving six jerks the attention they are after. The names should have been obliterated without any attention whatsoever except for the time if and when they’re caught.

    • Michael

      The crack sealing was done by a subcontractor. The names would have had to have been done when the crack sealing was done. As such if anyone other than the news REALLY cares it would be easy to figure out who did it.

      So what if they ate up a little of their companies profit and signed their work.

        • Michael


          The video from the article said the patching was done by a subcontractor. A little common sense says a few kids didn’t rent the equipment to heat the patching material and go out there in the middle of the night to write their names.

          Problem solving and deductive reasoning aren’t your strong suit are they?

  • Laura

    That must be one of the most mundane jobs on the face of the earth! I am sure it was done with no malice involved by some guys that jut had a little harmless fun in the middle of another boring afternoon. As for at the expense of someone, I’m pretty certain it took less time to write their names, than it does to get up from a desk to go get a cup of coffee or water. They wrote their names, laughed a little and went back to work. Good for them to have a moment of innocent fun on their shift!

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