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The Man, The Fan

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cherokee high school sports super fan Kenny Bern, left, is congratulated by Iowa High School Athletic Association Executive Director Rick Wulkow while receiving the IHSAA's first ever Fan Appreciation Award at last week's Boys State Basketball Tournament. Bern, a beloved ambassador for Cherokee and area prep teams' sports, has attended 65 consecutive State Basketball Tournaments, all 39 State Football Tournaments, and 40 State Wrestling and Baseball Tournaments. Bern turns 84 on May 29 and his favorite passion beyond following kids and their sports is sending and receiving cards. One of his favorite sayings is, "I've never met a stranger." Photo by Jeff T. Benson, Lyon County Reporter

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