American Legion

Legion honors bestowed

Mar 28, 2018
District One American Legion Commander Les Shaunce was on hand for the presentation of several awards Monday, March 19, at the Lake City American Legion meeting. -Photos by Bob Parrott

Legion recognized for growth

Feb 14, 2018
Lake Crystal Post 294 hosted the American Legion National Commander, Denise Rohan with an event and approximately 100 Legionnaires in attendance. Legionnaires attending this tour from Wabasha County Council included from Lake City Post 110 Dan Smith, Commander, and Andru Peters, Adjutant, and from...

American Legion Post 110 honors members

Oct 25, 2017
At the Legion Post 110 October meeting, past post commander Emery Fick received the National Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission “Citation for Meritorious Service” for Louis McCahill Post 110.  The award was made at the 99th annual American Legion National convention held in Reno, Nev. ...

Appel takes Honor Flight

Oct 11, 2017
“I’m not completely blind, but I’m mostly blind,” said Francis Appel as he explained why he resisted applying for for an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., despite the urging of family. If he can’t see the memorials, the 88-year-old former Marine and Korean War veteran remembers thinking, what’s...

Sept. 16 is Legion Day

Sep 14, 2017
By proclamation of the mayor of Lake City, Saturday, Sept. 16, in “Legion Day in Witness” in Lake City. Mayor Mark Nichols (right) read the proclamation at the Sept. 11 City Council Meeting. Nichols is presenting the proclamation to Andru Peters, adjutant of Legion Post 110 in Lake City and...

Millville Legion honors 50-year members

Jun 8, 2017
The Millville American Legion post recently honored three of its members for 50 years of membership in the Legion. Gayle Leonhardt served in the U.S. Army from 1964-1967. Augie Schleicher joined the reserve unit in Wabasha before being called up to active duty. Reuben Lambrecht of Bovey, Minn.,...

Legion, county host students

May 11, 2017
May 2 was the 60th annual Boys and Girls County Day held in Wabasha in a collaboration between Wabasha County and the District 1 and Area 1 Wabasha County American Legion Council. A total of three students and a teacher from Lake City and a total of 10 students and a teacher from Wabasha-Kellogg...

Lake City Legion announces officer corps

May 11, 2017
The Lake City Louis McCahill American Legion Post 110 elected a new board of directors for the 2017–2018 calendar year. The following officers by position will take over in June. Elected as post commander, Dan Smith; post adjutant, Andru Peters; post 1st vice commander, Gene Schumann; post...

Peters shifts focus to veterans issues

Feb 8, 2017
City of Lake City employees, council and board members, and others stopped by the City Hall conference room Feb. 2 to thank Andru Peters for his service to the city. Peters didn’t win reelection in a crowded City Council field last fall. Since then he’s focused his attention on the American Legion...

'New' Legion member is a WWII veteran

Nov 17, 2016
The Millville Valley American Legion Post 579 in Millville boasts a membership of 137 veterans, the highest total ever, Post Commander Gary Balcome said Friday night during the post and auxiliary’s annual Veterans Day dinner. Balcome, who took over as commander in July, credits immediate Past...

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