Bill goes full cir­cle

Isis Town and Country - - News -

HE DID not have too much to say that could be printed, but Bill Holzberger’s 41 years at Isis Cen­tral Sugar Mill have pro­vided the 61-year-old with a lifetime of sto­ries.

Start­ing on June 26, 1973, Mr Holzberger worked in as many ar­eas as he could.

From un­cou­pling bins, main­tain­ing boil­ers and “ages work­ing with the fu­gals”, there’s not much Mr Holzberger didn’t do at the site.

“I went off shift work about a year or two ago,” Mr Holzberger said.

“I went back to the day shift. When I started I was in Miller’s work­ing gang. We use to go around clean­ing the place.

“After that I got into un­cou­pling the bins and Swanny (Rod­ney Swan) was down on the trac­tor.

“I ended up back in the day gang so it’s pretty much been one big cir­cle.”

Mr Holzberger ad­mit­ted he would miss work­ing at the mill, but he was con­tent with his decision to clock out for the last time.

“I’ve seen too many go un­til they’re 65 and they’re strug­gling about,” Mr Holzberger said.

“The health’s started to slip away so the time’s right. You see a lot over the years while you’re here.”

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