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Gen Joerger, Vining, Minn., Published June 15 2012

Good news story on sports page

I’m writing to thank you for a nearly full front page and more on the next one in the sports section. What a surprise to see a big picture of David Joerger and writings about him.

He is my grandson, the oldest of 42. He has quite a history in basketball, and it is so good to hear that he keeps moving ahead. I feel he will reach his goal sooner or later.

His dad, Joe Joerger, also had a long line in basketball; he graduated from Henning, Minn., and played basketball on a team that made it to state. He taught school in Staples, Minn., where his three sons played and was also girls basketball coach for some years.

Blaine, one of Dave’s brothers, also played basketball and was good, too, although he didn’t pursue it further; he officiates at games and at the state tournaments in Minnesota.

I’m so very proud of all their accomplishments, and to read and see David’s picture made me so happy.