Submitted photo, courtesy of Westbrook Sentinel archives
Following their Westbrook League championship in 1955, members of the Des Moines River Township “Rats” posed for a team picture. Front row, from left, Duane Jans, Jim Bloch and Bud Kuehl. Second row, Robert “Buster” Chapman, Don Hanson,, Arliss LaMaack, Lee Bass, Bob Bloch, Vernon Jarmer, Doug Kuehl and Clayton LaMaack. Back row, Kenny Jans, Stanley “Shorty” Jans, LaVerne “Butch” Soll and John Jans. The team played fast-pitch softball through the entire decade of the 1950s.
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