Shelbyville Daily Union

Celebrations

May 2, 2014

Melvin to be inducted in Taylorville HS Sports Hall of Fame

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In the summer of 1943, as his senior year approached, Melvin, along with his brother Kenny and other classmates, enlisted in military service thereby forfeiting his senior year and an opportunity to play on the eventual state championship team.

Following two years of service in the U.S. Navy and later high school graduation, Melvin played the 1945-46 season on scholarship as starting guard for Arkansas State College. As an adult, Melvin continued to play basketball on several independent teams including Shelbyville Moose Lodge, International Harvester, and the Shelbyville All Stars.

Melvin, who last year, along with Shelbyville resident Dean Rothrock, was recognized as Shelbyville’s greatest sports fan, began watching Shelbyville grade and high school sporting events from 1949 and continues to do so today.

The public is invited to attend the banquet and share in honoring Melvin and the other fine athletes. Tickets may be purchased or reserved by calling Dave Hixenbaugh at 217-824-4951.

A reception/open house honoring Melvin for his achievement and his recent 90th birthday will be held Sunday, May 11, 1-3 p.m. at the Villas of Holly Brook in Shelbyville.

 

 

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