A memorable weekend in Hermann for 100 years of basketball

Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Don Kruse

Don Kruse

By Don Kruse, Editor

The Advertiser-Courier

Some folks were just determined to attend this past weekend’s recognition of 100 years of basketball in Hermann.
Walter Bruens of Harrisonville, Mo., started out Friday afternoon on Highway 50 and got as far as Warrensburg, where he decided it was best to spend the night. Cars were in ditches and in the median, and when he saw a truck on its top, with hay spread all over the highway, he knew it was time to find a motel.
“I guess it was loaded with hay, because the stuff was scattered everywhere,” said Bruens, who is in his mid-80s. “There were tow trucks and patrol cars with flashing lights everywhere.”
Bruens, who was a member of the 1947 Hermann basketball team that finished fourth in the state tournament, spent Saturday night in Hermann at the home of Joy and Carol Kallmeyer, before returning home Sunday.
(Read the rest of the story in this week’s Advertiser-Courier)

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