Dale Schafer of Hastings has been playing the game of pool for nearly as long as he can remember.
Born and raised on a farm near Riverton, Schafer would stop by the local pool hall as he waited for the bus to arrive. He quickly discovered he liked the game and has played ever since.
“I’ve played the game a lot of years,” he said. “It’s something I enjoy.”
After graduating from high school in 1964, he joined the Kansas National Guard and served for six years. After his service, he moved to Grand Island for a few years before moving to Hastings.
Through that time, the 67-year-old played pool every chance he got.