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Articles with the Tag: Veterans

Mission Valley Elks add new members Mission Valley Elks add new members

News from Mission Valley Elks Mission Valley Elks #1695 welcome seven new members to their organization on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. We are delighted to welcome Susan Cleal, Laurel Torgerson, Cedrick Smith, Daniel Fletcher, Ashley Megahan, Tara Snyder and Mellissa Sneed. These members will join us in our...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

When Bob Decker enlisted in the Navy in 1960, he was part of a special group – 80 Montana All-Staters were inducted together in Butte and went as the 587th to boot camp in San Diego, California.   Bob says when he started his 9 weeks he was lower than a tadpole, but he moved up in seniority as oth...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Jim Mathias was driving a truck after high school but decided he couldn’t keep doing that. He had always wanted to be in the Army and to jump out of airplanes. His mother discouraged his enlistment, but it wasn’t her decision to make, and he enlisted in the Army in December of 1969. His recruiter...

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...

Students salute area veterans for their service Students salute area veterans for their service

RONAN – Glacier View School students gathered together on Thursday afternoon to pay special tribute to the women and men who served in the armed forces.  The students worked hard for weeks in preparation for their annual celebration by decorating the school with thank-you messages and rehearsin...

DAR awards Quilt of Valor to local veteran DAR awards Quilt of Valor to local veteran

News from the Kuilix Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution In honor of the 2018 Veterans Day observance, Daughters of the American Revolution, Kuilix Chapter, awarded a Quilt of Valor to Vietnam veteran James Mathias. The award presentation was held on Nov. 1 at the Ronan VFW in front of m...

Briefs for Nov. 7, 2018

Interested participants invited to Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan meeting POLSON — On Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m., in the Lake County OEM meeting room, 25-C Regatta Road, Lake County is initiating the five year update to their Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan will update the strategy to reduc...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

When asked how he came to join the Army, Slim says, “The judge sent me.”  In December of 1962 he was caught with “adult beverages,” but he was not an adult. In January 1963, he had a choice to make, and joining the Army seemed to be the best of the choices the judge gave him. ...

‘Bells of Peace’ to ring Nov. 11

The World War One Centennial Commission – along with the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, the Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the National Cathedral, The American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars – has announced a nationwide bell-tolling on Nov. 11 as a sol...

Ronan Legion, Auxiliary awarded ribbons Ronan Legion, Auxiliary awarded ribbons

RONAN — Ronan American Legion Post No. 138 and Ronan Auxiliary Unit No.138 received 100 percent American Legion Family Ribbons at the District No.4 meeting in Paradise on Sept. 29. The American Legion Family Ribbon is only awarded when two or more Legion families obtain 100 percent membership in the sa...


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