American Legion

To the Editor: We are approaching a significant national holiday – Memorial Day. It will be like none other that any of us living have ever seen. PoppyDay has been postponed. Most gravesite ceremonies for our fallenveterans and the laying of wreaths or flag presentations are canceled,including...
Ed Stearns removes the Dell Hogan named from the Legion building that was recently sold.
The Luverne American Legion Post 123 building on West Main Street has been sold, and Post members have been moving out. With 4,000 square feet on the main floor and more than 3,000 square feet in the basement level, Commander Ed Stearns said the organization has no need for all that space. “It’s...
Gunnar Oldre, right, of Luverne and Griffen Olson of Farmington visited the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., while representing Minnesota at Boys Nation July 19-27.
Luverne’s Gunnar Oldre represented the Hardwick American Legion July 19-27 at Boys Nation in Washington, D.C. “It was just an amazing experience,” Oldre said. “To meet people from all over the country and learn so much about our government and our country was great.” Oldre was one of two boys from...
Bill Holling (in a file photo from 2015) is the parade marshal for Saturday night’s Hardwick Jubilee Days parade. Holling is the Hardwick Legion’s only surviving World War II veteran and has been a member of the post for 63 years.
This weekend’s annual Hardwick Jubilee Days honors the American Legion Centennial Celebration with Hardwick’s oldest living Legion member leading the parade. World War II veteran Bill Holling celebrated his 96th birthday this year and has been a member of the Arthur Moeller Post 478 in Hardwick...
Luverne American Legions and Auxiliaries will be represented by four Luverne High School juniors at the upcoming Girls and Boys State programs. Selected as this year’s participants are (from left) Hannah Ehlers, Jordan Winter, Sophie Lanoue and Gunnar Oldre.
Four Luverne High School juniors will participate in the upcoming annual Girls and Boys State programs sponsored by local American Legions in Minnesota. Locally, the Hardwick American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring Sophie Lanoue and the Luverne Auxiliary is sponsoring Hannah Ehlers to the Minnesota...
Eighteen Legion members from posts in Blue Earth, New Ulm, Hardwick and Pipestone met at the Arthur Moeller American Legion Post 478 in Hardwick Saturday afternoon. Hardwick or Pipestone will be the home post for the next Legion Riders, a group of motorcycle enthusiasts for Legion members, who conduct fundraisers to help various organizations. Pictured are (from left) Scott Phillips, Gene Ludtke, Melonie Phillips, Chuck Stone, Richard Skillstead, Randy Olson, Robin Olson, Jeremy Evans, Hope Paz, Mark Coney,
last American Legion Riders group formed in the Minnesota American Legion’s second district, another group is forming and this time it’s at a local level. Hardwick’s Mark Coney conducted the organizational meeting for the new Legion Riders chapter. “I tried three years ago to get the third chapter...
Luverne’s Keith Luethje (second from left) was honored this summer for 60 continuous years of service to the American Legion. Pictured with him in the American Legion Post 123 are Luverne American Legion members (from left) Fred Cook, Ed Stearns and Jay Mann.
Luverne’s Keith Luethje was honored this summer for 60 continuous years of service to the American Legion. He was presented a Certificate of Continuous Membership that was “issued in grateful appreciation for faithful and dedicated allegiance to the ideals of the American Legion.” The certificate...
  The Luverne American Legion baseball team opened its season with four games this week. The Cardinals swept double-headers against Pipestone and Worthington to start the season 4-0. Luverne will host Garretson tonight at Redbird Field before hosting its annual tournament this weekend.   Luverne 12...
Paul Witte III (far left), Jack Baustian, Zoe Brown, Adam Fodness and Mira Uithoven (not pictured) were chosen to participate in Boys and Girls State as representatives from the Luverne and Hardwick American Legions and Auxiliaries. The students all attend Luverne High School.
Each year Minnesota’s American Legion posts and auxiliaries choose one male and one female to participate in the Legion-sponsored Boys and Girls State. Open to high school juniors, the programs’ primary purpose is to teach how government works, according to the organization’s website. Participants...
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