The Post Bulletin recounts the memorable stories that we told you in 2018.

Consider a plotline for a made-for-TV movie, in which an everyday-seeming, 56-year-old grandmother somehow becomes the subject of a nationwide police manhunt.

She is believed to be the killer of her husband, and then a second victim — her lookalike — whose identity and possessions she steals to fuel her flight. Four weeks on the run ends when, at a beachside restaurant within miles of the Mexican border, she is said to be “cool as a cucumber” as the authorities take her in.

As fiction, it challenges our incredulity. As news, it is one of our region’s top stories of the year.

Life Editor

Jeff has been with the Post Bulletin since 2001, and life editor since 2012. He’s a graduate of Valparaiso University. Jeff is an avid reader, music listener and Wisconsin sports fan.