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Articles with the Tag: VFW

Memorial Day celebrated Memorial Day celebrated

LAKE COUNTY – Polson VFW member Matt Lee was determined to honor Memorial Day during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Must keep the tradition alive,” he said after learning the downtown Polson Memorial Day Parade was canceled in an effort to keep the COVID-19 virus from spreading.  ...

Polson student wins state VFW essay contest Polson student wins state VFW essay contest

POLSON – Joseph McDonald, 17, a senior at Polson High School, was named the statewide winner in an essay contest hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Before he won the state competition, he received first place in a local contest hosted by VFW Post #5652 in Ronan.   McDonald has a chance to ...

Ronan veteran honored with congressional award Ronan veteran honored with congressional award

Recognizing veterans is a way to remind people that the United States wouldn’t be the same without them. “It’s such a great day to have so many folks turn out to honor Ron for his service to both country and community,” Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte told an almost standing-room-...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

For most people, being number one is a good thing, but not for Melvin Quakenbush. On New Year’s Eve, Melvin was driving around, celebrating and drinking a little beer when a friend pulled him over and asked if he had heard about President Nixon’s new draft plan – eligible men would be draft...

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 ...


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