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Articles with the Tag: Veterans

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

Who would have thought a young man in 1945 would travel virtually around the world at age 18? Not Bill Browning, who was then in high school. Bill has a newspaper picture of himself helping with the “Buy a B-29 Bomber” Sixth War Loan Drive at Lincoln High School in Seattle, Washington.   ...

Briefs for Oct. 11, 2017

Marine Corps invites veterans and public to celebrate birthday News from the Polson VFW POLSON – The Marine Corps 242nd Birthday Celebration with silent auction and dinner will be held on Friday, November 10, at the Polson VFW Post, upstairs.  Proceeds from the silent auction will go ...

VeteranSpotlight VeteranSpotlight

Why did it take Worth Nelson 21 years to qualify for a 20-year military retirement? That’s one of the many stories he had to tell in a recent August interview. When younger, Worth lost partial use of his fingers in an episode with dynamite caps. When he went to enlist in various branches of the U.S....

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...

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...

VFW serves breakfast

RONAN — The Ronan VFW will serve breakfast on the first Saturday of each month from 7-11 a.m. at the local VFW Post #5652 on Round Butte Rd.

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...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

In 1944, Jim Sivelle, a 17-year-old California high school senior, was sure he was going to be drafted. Because he had wanted to fly since he was eight years old, and to be sure he wouldn’t be drafted, he went to see an Army Air Corps recruiter to enlist. The recruiter said, “OK, but you have to ...


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