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By LuAnn Schindler

Cruise control: Kruger takes on life full throttle


LuAnn Schindler | SAM

Bill Kruger and Jeanette Bearinger take a spin down Ewing's main street during Ewing FunFest.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

After surviving cancer, Bill Kruger decided to squeeze a lifelong dream into reality.

"I've always wanted a muscle car," Kruger said.

The Clearwater resident's sweet indulgence: a yellow 1964 Chevrolet Malibu.

Sometimes, though, life turns sour.

Last August, Kruger was diagnosed with cancer. Surgery followed on Sept. 11.

"What a day," he said. "There was just a dinky, dinky spot on my liver."

Kruger asked the surgeon if he needed surgery for such a small spot.

The doctor replied, "If you were my dad, I would insist."

That singular sentence caught...

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