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By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

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Local museum serves as resource for Sports Illustrated article on former EHS standout Connie Kunzmann

 

March 3, 2022

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Craig Kunzmann and VerDon Schmidt watch Sports Illustrated photographer David Klutho set up a shot of a trophy at the Everly Heritage Museum. The veteran photographer drove from St. Louis and spent almost six hours at the facility shooting items relating to Connie Kunzmann's basketball career.

The Everly Heritage Museum has recently gained attention from far beyond the confines of northwest Iowa.

The local museum played a role in a recent Sports Illustrated story about Connie Kunzmann and the Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL). The WBL was the first professional women's basketball league in the United States and Kunzmann, a former Everly Cattlefeeders basketball standout, was one of its early stars before her murder in 1981.

The story, which appears in the March edition of SI, interweaves the history of the WBA, Kunzmann's role in the league, and the tragedy of her death. It fea...



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