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These are members of the Verona, N.D. junior high basketball team in 1954-1955. Back row from left: Richard Dietrich; Doug Supier, who died in 2003; Donald Wieman; and John “Jackie” Maley. Front row from left: Chuck Humphrey; Larry Laney; Dennis Meier; and Gary Frandson. Supier and Wieman were in eighth grade; the others were in seventh grade. Special to The Forum

Lind: Swim trunks double as basketball shorts in 1950’s Verona basketball

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No, folks, this isn’t a picture of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

It’s the Verona, N.D. junior high basketball team in 1954-1955.


It was sent in by Chuck Humphrey, now of Pocatello, Idaho. He was a member of the team. His mother took the picture in the old Verona school which burned down in 1960.

The boys’ coach was Elmer Lindstrom.

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