The 2018 Heartland Games For Active Adults came to a close last week. They were the most successful Heartland Games ever, with 471 competitors taking home a pile of medals: 254 gold, 136 silver and 79 bronze. More of those medals were won by Arcadians than ever before.
One local multi-medalist was Ralph Ricker, an 86-year-old runner who came home sporting gold medals won in the 100- and 1500-meter races, the 5k run and long jump. He first learned about the Heartland Games from a story in the Arcadian.
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