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Articles with the Tag: VFW

VFW puts on Independence Day reenactment VFW puts on Independence Day reenactment

POLSON — The Polson VFW spiced up this year’s Fourth of July Parade with their second ever reenactment of the historic battles at Lexington and Concord.  Held before the start of the parade proper, the reenactment aims to bring a little extra history to the festivities ever year and remin...

Caye sentenced for assault

POLSON — A Polson man is accused of pointing a handgun at a group of people. He was sentenced in Polson District Court on May 24 to the Montana State Prison for 10 years with all but time served suspended. Nathan Caye, 21, entered a plea of guilty to a single count of felony assault with a weapon. The ...

Ronan Pioneer Days features fuzzy beasts, fishing, more Ronan Pioneer Days features fuzzy beasts, fishing, more

The Ronan Pioneer Days were back in town for a weekend filled with fun that included a long list of activities from family karaoke to rodeo events.  On Friday morning, the event kicked off with the Kids’ Fishing Derby that was sponsored by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter. Participant...

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 ...


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