Basketball court, memorial bench in place


October 13, 2021

Tena Gibson

Bench beside the basketball court.

The first phase for a new park has been completed south of the Ipswich Athletic Complex.

A new basketball court has been completed. A memorial bench in honor of Julie (Heinz) Johnson has been placed beside the court recently.

Julie, a 1983 IHS graduate, passed away on June 13, 2019 after a long and hard-fought battle with cancer. She is the daughter of Cletus and Ella Heinz.

The Heinz family was discussing how to do a memorial for Julie here in their hometown. Of course, with her basketball career in both playing and coaching the sport, an outdoor court would be the perfect place to fo...

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