Jim Ketchum was a reporter and editor at The Times Herald for 30 years, working first in the paper's Sanilac County News Bureau in Sandusky beginning in 1977 before transferring to the main office in Port Huron in 1981. Before moving to the copy desk in 1983, he covered a number of beats, including health, business and general assignment reporting.
As an editor, he also began his long-running Crossroads column that focuses on issues and events in the faith community. That column now is in its 35th year. He continued writing that column and a monthly editorial page column after his retirement in 2007.
He also worked part-time for six years after retirement at Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.
Jim enjoys antique cars and owned a 1955 Nash for 22 years. He and his wife, Linda, live in Port Huron. Between them, they have five children and eight grandchildren with two more grandchildren on the way yet this year.