No cook, but a heck of a gardener

News Photo by Julie Riddle

Roy Champaign, of Alpena County, proudly displays a giant Ailsa Craig onion he grew in his garden. Champaign has been growing onions for 30 years, getting the starters from Texas. He has no secret formula for growing his onions to grow so big, and no suggestions for how to use them. “I’m no cook,” Champaign said, holding his onion aloft.