February 7, 2016

Perkins to raise giant flag on April 25

Perkins Restaurant will host a flag raising ceremony Friday, April 25. Matt Rahfaldt, vice president of operations, said the ceremony will be short. Members of the American Legion will help hoist the large flag to a perch atop a 70-foot-flag pole. “It’s a two-or-three minute thing,” he said. “Community members are welcome to come see Continue Reading

American Legion groups prepare to pay tribute to veterans on Memorial Day

  In Flanders Fields In Flanders Fields the poppies blow, Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly, Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead. Short days ago, We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved and Continue Reading

Mountain oyster feed tonight

The Gardner American Legion Post No. 19 will host a mountain oyster feed tonight. Festivities run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Legion hall at 315 Meadowbrook. Fried chicken, macaroni salad, and baked beans will also be served. All-you-can eat meal is $10 for adults, $5 for children, age 5 and under eat Continue Reading

Spring Hill Legion team near .500 record

Using timely hitting and solid defense, the Spring Hill American Legion Post 350 baseball team reached the .500 mark last week. Spring Hill competes in a 12-team Tri-County area Legion league and also participates in outside tournaments. A post-season league tourney starts July 11 in Baldwin and precedes the annual Zone tournament. Coach Brian McCloud’s Continue Reading

THINGS TO DO: Flag retirement ceremony

Flag retirement ceremony Oct. 9, 6: 30 p.m. Area Boy Scouts will retire flags out at the Gardner Historical Museum on Oct. 9. Visitors are encouraged to bring old, torn or faded flags so they can be disposed properly. New flags will be available from the VFW or the American Legion.

Couples dance the night away at monthly event

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com No one can say for certain exactly when the tradition started, but Bill Stevens, Edgerton, estimates his band has been playing at the American Legion in Gardner every month for more than 10 years. “We played back when Gardner (American Legion) hired bands all of the time,” Stevens said. “Then they got Continue Reading