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The 1953 Heron Lake town basketball team compiled a record of 39-7. Front row (from left): Junior Anderson, John Mathias, Don Steen (10), Charles Bartosh, Bob Stenzel, Dean Hanson, Julie Johnson. Back row: Harry Pratt (manager), Norm Swartzenback, Loren Carlson, Hal Haugejorde, Ray Anderson, Ed Huss, Jim Voss, Hans Hammond (coach). (Submitted photo)

'Mr. Heron Lake' kept showing up

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HERON LAKE — He never missed a single day of school during his entire 12 years, from first grade through graduation in 1942, and — several years later -— he taught himself telegraphy so he could become a railroad depot agent.


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