Rudyard crowns a new Old Sore Head
July 1, 2002
The term "sore head" is not exactly an endearing one, but in the tiny town of Rudyard that doesn't seem to matter.
In fact, it's actually a compliment, an honor, a coveted title.
Just ask Bobby Toner, the 52-year-old farmer and owner of Toner's Tire-Rama in Rudyard. His grandfather, Tommy Wilson, was the original and only sore head.
Toner defeated 45 other candidates for the auspicious title. And he won by a landslide.
Before learning of his victory, the father of three was confident the designation of sore head would not be his.
"I'm too young to be one. But it'd be a conve...