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1945 Minonk High School basketball team

Front row left: Don Uphoff, Delbert VonBehren, Don Smith, Herc Paloumpis, John Earl Cunningham. Second row left: Dave Wolf, mgr., Jack Livingston, Adrian Harms, Superintendent Schneider, Jack Balbach, Merle McKeon, Coach Lester Lange.

This picture was taken on a moments notice in the summer of 1945 after the season was over. Jack Balbach didn't have time to put on his uniform and Don Uphoff had to wear his street shoes. Notice the "farmer tans" on the faces of Don Uphoff and John Earl Cunningham.