Flossie was not just a fan, for he also
played basketball on some of the early teams
coached by Arthur Trout at Centralia High
In his two year varsity career (1919-1920)
Kurth played on teams that had a combined
record of 47-6. Two of those losses were to
teams from Kansas and Michigan.
1920 he held the 440 record of 52.0.
After his prep career was history, Kurth
became one of those most loyal fans: those
who traveled the length and width of
Illinois to see Centralia play. They were
not only fans, but were true backers giving
of their time and money.
Before he was struck with bad health,
“Flossie” was one of the few people to see ALL the greats at CHS from
“Jumbo” Maddox in 1918 to Cummins, Spurgeon,
Berger (1960s) and
everyone in between; even to later years when those young
athletes didn’t realize Floss had seen it all
and those youngsters weren't going to show him