Read the fascinating stories behind two of our public pools in the latest edition of Neighbors magazine. Our resident historical researcher Bud Russo searched high and low to discover the backstories on Numa Frenger and Kermit “Bud” Laabs.
We only had space in the printed article for one portrait of each of these fascinating men, but Bud was able to find several others of Bud Laabs that we just had to share for all the other local history buffs.
After reading Laabs’ obituary, which states that he once played for the Green Bay Packers, Bud got in touch with the NFL team’s public relations department and they dug up this image from their archives. It is taken from the program of the Sunday, September 15, 1929 game versus the Portsmouth Spartans. We know them today as the Detroit Lions.