A goodbye to a pillar of the Iola sports community

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June 27, 2018 - 11:46 AM

Isaac Vink, left, and his dad, Rick, pose with their American Legion runner-up plaque last year at the AA State Championship in Marysville. Submitted photo.

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Rick Vink was one of the first people I interacted with, at least on a coach-reporter basis, when I rolled into town almost a year ago.

Vink and his Post 15 Iola Indians were preparing to host the AA American Legion Zone Tournament at the Humboldt Sports Complex and I went out and got quotes for a preview story.

I was greeted kindly and immediately brought into the Iola sports world by Vink that day.

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