After 30 years in the vanpool group, Wes Mahlberg (left) has turned over the driving duties to Ray Waaraniemi (right).  Mahlberg started the group back in 1985 after seeing the carpool column in the Journal-Press.  (Photos by Ed DuBois)

 

The van that currently carries the passengers.

 

Saving money and helping the environment, Mahlberg has been a volunteer vanpool driver three decades.

 

The keys to the van are handed over to Waaraniemi (left) by Mahlberg (right).  Waaraniemi said the vanpool might not have continued without Mahlberg's dedication and steadfastness.