Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Remembering the Cattlefeeders

Scrapbook collection highlights Everly girls' hoopsters

The yellowed clippings in scrapbooks at the Everly Heritage Museum may be frail, but they carry the weight of a significant period in the town's history.

More than a dozen books filled with news clippings donated by former basketball players, their families and fans help tell the story of the community's stellar girls' basketball teams in the 1960s and 1970s. Museum volunteer Bev Rinehart spent more than a month this summer cataloguing the articles into an Excel spreadsheet to better organize the Cattlefeeders' story, which is rich with thrilling victories and heartbreaking defeats.


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