Basketball court, memorial bench in place

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 focus thei...


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