Commuter travels 70 miles each day…on foot


Steve Simoff doesn’t clock into work at Lakeside Casino, where he works as a janitor, until 11 p.m., but his daily commute begins nearly eight hours earlier.

At 3:30 p.m., Simoff leaves his basement apartment in Davis City, Mo. to walk the 35 miles to his job in Osceola, Iowa. He walks along Interstate Highway 35 in the hopes that he will be able to hitch a ride with one of his many “road friends” he has gotten to know over the years of walking to work.

Simoff makes this daily trek so that he can support his wife, Renee, who has undergone treatment for numerous health problems in the last decade, and their grandson, Steven III, whom the couple adopted. READ MORE.