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Mike Balk demonstrates the pipe bender that was used to make exhaust systems at Balk Automotive. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

Exhausting work: Mike Balk retires from muffler business

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WORTHINGTON -- Mike Balk never strayed too far from the neighborhood where he grew up.

Sure, he spent three years serving in the U.S. Army overseas, but then it was back to Worthington, and eventually the business his dad started just across the street from the family homestead.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at http://lagniappe.areavoices.com/.  
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