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Articles with the Tag: Veterans

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 ...

Local Legionnaire elected to District Commander

Glen Sharbono, vice-commander and adjutant of both Ronan Post 138 and District 4, and graduate of Ronan High School, was elected on March 19 to Commander of the American Legion District 4, Department of Montana.   District #4 is comprised of four counties: Lincoln, Flathead, Sanders, and Lake with 13...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Jim is not sure why anyone would want to know stuff about his time in the military – it all happened so long ago. He didn’t think he had any stories to tell, but agreed to answer some questions about his time in the service. When asked if he was in the “Korean War” or the “Korea...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran Spotlight

Paul Metzger was drafted from Dickerson, North Dakota when he was 21 years old. His parents had to move off the farm, and “that was it.”  With no more farm worker deferment, he had to go. His folks didn’t express much – it was WWII and everybody was going. After being inducted...

Tester: budget cuts would hurt rural America Tester: budget cuts would hurt rural America

RONAN – United States Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana), stopped in Ronan to share his views on issues from healthcare to water rights on Wednesday, May 31. Tester said President Trump’s first proposed budget cuts a lot of federally funded programs, which if approved will negatively impact everyo...

Memorial Day observed Memorial Day observed

“We must reflect on what we have and what we sometimes take for granted.” Those words spoken by chief warrant officer Pruett Helm marked the 2017 observance of Memorial Day in Polson. Helm, who served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, recalled 11 of his comrades who died “horrible deaths, ...

Veteran Spotlight Veteran         Spotlight

During a visit with friends in early May, Arnie remembered when he was supposed to join the military, and when he actually did. He was drafted while still in high school, and his father had something to say to the draft board about that. Arnie didn’t get on that bus on Dec. 8, 1944. Instead he stayed i...

Briefs for My 10, 2017

Montana Senior Olympics comes to Mission Valley The 32nd annual Montana Senior Olympics will be held June 15-17 in the Mission Valley and now is the time for all athletes age 50 and older to sign up for their favorite individual and team sports. The Montana Senior Olympics features 14 different sportin...

American Legion contest winners American Legion contest winners

Ronan High School students Daniel Koehler, left, and Jarrett Richey, right, pose for a photo with American Legion Ronan Post 138 Vice Commander Glen Sharbono after participating in the post’s annual oratorical competition Feb. 22. Koehler, a senior, took first place for his prepared and impromptu speec...

Coloring contest winners awarded Coloring contest winners awarded

RONAN — The winners of the Ronan VFW Auxiliary Poppy Coloring Contest received a Certificate of Participation, an ice cream cone coupon, two poppies and money: first place received $2 and second place received $1. Second grade winners are Kilby DuMont with first place and Aubrey Krell with second place...

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