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Wednesday, June 19th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Jeremiah Haas: An Illinois mentor is still bringing joy to his former student

Ed Alepra, of Kewanee, Ill., was a mentor and coach to many boys in the greater Quad Cities area, and he continues to do it 50-plus years later. (Photo by JWolf Photography)

Recently, I was fortunate to learn the story of an Illinois sportsman who was a mentor to many young boys during his lifetime. As I sat down with Jay Wolf, who you may recognize from his photography, I could see the emotions on his face as he told the story.
“I received a message asking to call Coach Ed Alepra, who was my coach at Erie High School. I am awful with telephone calls, but I knew I needed to make this call because Coach Alepra asked me to come down. I was aware he had not been feeling well,” Wolf said.

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