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50th Anniversary John Deere Classic

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2021 winner Lucas Glover

`On Midwest Week, now that it's celebrated its 50th anniversary, a look at the history of the John Deere Classic.

Herb Trix's guest is Craig DeVrieze, freelance writer and Director of Communications for Saint Ambrose University.

You can also hear Midwest Week Fridays on WVIK at 6:20 pm during All Things Considered.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.