Faces of Sports: Jim Heyen

This photo of Jim Heyen was taken Aug. 8, 1964, before his
senior season at Hastings High. The wrapping around his left
arm was for protection for burns he suffered earlier in the
summer while doing farm work. He eventually had to quit
playing his senior year because of that accident. 

Chances are if you've lived in Hastings or anywhere around the Tribland for a period of time you probably know Jim Heyen.

To most, Heyen is known as 'The Mr. Tire guy.'

You've probably heard Heyen, the manager of 18 Mr. Tire stores affiliated with Trumbull-based Cooperative Producers Inc. say this a time or two: "If we don't have it and we can't get it then they don't make it."
Others in Hastings know Heyen from his 19-year tenure on the Hastings Board of Education.

However, to hundreds of former area young athletes, Heyen is known simply as coach.

To read more, see Thursday's Hastings Tribune or the Tribune e-edition.>>>

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