What is Your Quest?

Dragons no doubt lurked in the background awaiting the victims of this fierce backyard battle at 404 S. Franklin Avenue in August 1976. John Holck, 9 (center) and Shawn Brooks, 6 (right) used shields to ward off blows of fair maiden Becky Holck, 5. You might wonder why the fair maiden did not want the favor of the two valiant knights until you realize that John and Becky are brother and sister, and even in this civilized age, such rivalry is tradition among siblings. Ames Tribune photo from August 20, 1976.