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Articles with the Tag: VFW

American Legion, VFW host thank you dinner for Ronan clean-up crew American Legion, VFW host thank you dinner for Ronan clean-up crew

News from the American Legion RONAN – To show their appreciation for a group of selfless community servants who come out each year to clean up the Ronan City Park before the town’s annual Easter egg hunt, the American Legion Ronan Post No. 138 in conjunction with Ronan VFW Post No. 5652 host...

Briefs for April 4, 2018

Dixon School named recipient of Senate comput ers News from the office of U.S. Senator Jon Tester WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently announced he is donating 25 Senate computers to schools serving Native American students. Tester secured the computers through the U.S. Senate...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Today in 2017 Ray spends a lot of time on duty at the Ronan VFW, but it didn’t take long to get him remembering back to January 1966, when he was a senior in high school in Arkansas. He got a service deferment until after graduation by taking what he calls “Kiddie Cruise Enlistment.” This p...

Former VFW manager charged with embezzlement Former VFW manager charged with embezzlement

POLSON — The former manager of the Polson Veterans of Foreign Wars has been charged with felony embezzlement after more than $15,000 was missing from a VFW account.  Shelley Lynn Leprowse, 49, of Ronan, was charged after VFW quartermaster Matt Lee looked into records and found little to minimal...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Bert Todd was working in California when the Korean War started. Deciding he wanted a different job, he gave his boss a week’s notice. The boss said, “You can’t quit. I’ll turn you in for the draft.” Bert decided he might as well quit on the spot and headed home to Big Timber, M...

Briefs for Aug. 30, 2017

Join MVAS Puppy Party fundraiser POLSON —  On Sept. 16, at the Red Lion Inn from 6-9 p.m., the Mission Valley Animal Shelter will hold a Puppy Party fundraiser to benefit the shelter and a much needed puppy room addition as well as upgrades and repairs. A prime rib and salmon dinner will be p...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Richard was a young man in Jordan, Montana, when he enlisted in the Navy. He was about to be drafted – at least he thought he was about to be drafted. He and a friend went to Butte where he remembers a Navy doctor in uniform. They both passed tests “to be eligible to be accepted.” It was Ma...

VFW honors Merwin as All-American Commander

News from the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States 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, Montana, is one of only 279 VFW...

Kids get hooked on fishing at Pioneer Days fishing derby Kids get hooked on fishing at Pioneer Days fishing derby

The sounds of children playing and the occasional squeal of a child startled by a fish filled the air at the VFW hosted Arnie Armstrong Memorial Fishing Derby.  On Aug. 5, approximately 150 kids arrived with their families to fish for trout in Spring Creek. Over 400 trout from a local hatchery were i...

Kids get hooked on fishing Kids get hooked on fishing

Excited kids ran around Bockman Park in Ronan packing fish on Friday morning, although Brooklyn Chacon, 5, wasn’t about to touch her fish. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of Ronan sponsored the event like they’ve been doing for the past several years. “All you have to do is watch and you...


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