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Articles with the Tag: VFW

Veteran Spotlight Veteran         Spotlight

As is true for many veterans, Tom Camel is proud to have served in the military, but he hates war. In 1968 he was pretty sure he was going to be drafted so he enlisted in the Army. He didn’t want to go to Vietnam and there was quite an anti-war movement going on in the U.S. at that time.  Tom r...

Scholarships offered by VFW

RONAN — Teachers, parents and students, do you know about the scholarship programs offered by the Veterans of Foreign Wars?   Patriot’s Pen is an essay competition for sixth to eighth grade students. This year the theme to write about is “Why I Honor the American Flag.” The fi...

American Legion Post #138 shares highlights

News from American Legion Post #138 This is an annual summary of Ronan Post #138 to inform our membership and the community of our progress as an American Legion Post. Our Legion year was July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Our membership ended at 123.64 percent of the goal for 2018 with 68 members paid. In ...

Briefs for August 1, 2018

Arrest threats for fines owed a scam According to a press release issued July 24 from Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, his office has received numerous calls from citizens claiming that they have been contacted and threatened with arrest for fines/money owed. A fraudulent caller is “spoofing” t...

VFW honors local post commander VFW honors local post commander

News from the VFW National Office KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is pleased to announce Ronald Merwin has achieved All-American status as a Post commander.   Merwin, commander of Post 5652 in Ronan, is one of only 198 VFW Post commanders worldwide to earn ...

Local groups team up to honor veterans

News from VFW Post 5652 RONAN – The weeks before Memorial Day members of VFW Post 5652 and AL Post 138 power washed, painted and drilled crosses that needed maintenance before using them at the cemetery. On May 23, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ronan Ward, and others ...

Ronan VFW honors teachers, students

News from VFW Post 5652 Recent activity of the Local VFW Post 5652 and the Auxiliary includes presentations and congratulations to the following outstanding individuals. – “Outstanding Teacher” award to Shelia Hoback, first grade teacher at K. William Harvey Elementary – &l...

Briefs for Jun 20, 2018

Dance in Elks’ ballroom POLSON — The Elks Club holds a community dance in their ballroom, with music provided by Ken’s Country Combo, the first and third Wednesday of each month from 7-10 p.m. Come and listen or dance. Snacks are at 8:30 p.m.   VFW serves breakfast RONA...

Briefs for April 18, 2018

Meet, greet candidates   CHARLO — On Monday, May 7, at Leon Hall, 35964 Leon Hall Rd., a meet and greet event will take place. Dr. Al Olszewski and Troy Downing (US Senate candidates), David Coffman (Lake County Sheriff candidate), Gale Decker (Lake County Commissioner), and Joe Read (House R...

Wreath heartfelt, deeply appreciated Wreath heartfelt, deeply appreciated

News from American Legion Post No. 138, Ronan RONAN — American Legion District #4 presented Raquel “Rocky” Davis of Ronan with a certificate of appreciation. Last September the “Healing Wall” came to Kalispell and all the Veterans Service Groups in the area were asked to plac...


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