A Bittersweet Good-bye: Flask retiring after 71 years as florist

Joe Flask arranges a bouquet of flowers last week for use at Halstead High School's graduation ceremony. He's in the process of selling his business after 50 years in Halstead and 71 overall as a florist.

By Jared Janzen HALSTEAD—Joe Flask has always known that the key to a good business is how you treat your customers. He values his...

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