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PHOTO: Patoka's inducts inaugural HOF member

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By Andrew Harner

Patoka High School last Thursday inducted its inaugural member to its school Hall of Fame.

John "Mouse" Garrett was a standout basketball star and a strong academic student at Patoka, graduating in 1968.

He was the class salutatorian and scored 1,568 points in his basketball career.

He continued his education at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, graduating with a bachelor's degree in education.

Garrett was the school's freshman athlete of the year in 1969 and was a special-mention Converse All-American in 1972.

He is retired and lives with his wife, Martha. They have two children, Chuck and Leanna.