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Badger Legionnaire Digital Edition for January 2017

  DIGITAL EXTRA                                            THE BADGER LEGIONNAIRE                                          JANUARY 2017


Commander Dan Seehafer attended the 1st District Christmas Party in Whitewater on Sunday, December 11th. He is pictured here with 1st District Commander Bill Babb of the Richard Ellis Post No. 205 of Janesville.

Commander Dan Seehafer of the Horicon Post No. 157 traveled to Tomahawk to address the 11th District Fall Conference at the Bronsted-Searl Post No. 93 on Saturday, October 8th. The Commander then hit the road and travelled to Indianapolis for the National American Legion Commander’s Conference before returning to Wisconsin to conduct the Department Fall meetings in Portage.


National Commander Candidate Denise Rohan receiving support from the 4th District.

 State Senator Sheila Harsdorf Attends Webster Post Picnic 

The Otis Taylor Post No. 96 and Auxiliary Unit No. 96 in Webster hosted a very special guest at their annual fall picnic on Saturday, October 1st when State Senator Sheila Harsdorf presented awards to several long-time members.

Roderick “Rod” Hopkins and Charles“Chuck” Lehman received plaques recognizing them for 70 and 60 years continuous membership respectively.  She honored and thanked them for service to our country and dedicated support for veterans and the community.

Three Auxiliary members receiving plaques for their lifetime service were Marian Barber-Johnson, 61 years, Donna Lehman, 55 years, and Ruby Radke 34 years. Senator Harsdorf thanked these women for their many years of dedication and hard work.

Post No. 96 in Webster holds several fundraisers throughout the summer starting with the Memorial Day Weekend rummage sale, and continuing with flag sales at the Webster 4th of July Parade, brats and hot dogs sales at Gandy Dancer Days and serving a pancake breakfast during the Burnett County Fair.

“The money we raise we give back to the community through donations to the local food shelf, the Webster backpack program, scholarships to graduating seniors, and sponsoring a Badger Boys State citizen,” said Wendy Larson, Post finance officer. 

“We also donate to the Veterans homes in King and Chippewa Falls and to the Minneapolis VA hospital”, she added. “The ladies of the Auxiliary host the annual Memorial Day dinner, assist the Post with the pancake breakfast, sell root beer floats at Gandy Dancer Days and hold a quilt raffle.”

The Auxiliary Unit sponsors a Poppy poster contest for the Webster School 3rd graders, distribute Poppy’s, march in the 4th of July parade, make slippers and lap robes for the patients in the VA hospital, and donate money to the Fisher Houses at the Minneapolis VA hospital, VA homes in King and Chippewa Falls.  They sponsor a Badger Girls State candidate annually and award scholarships to graduating seniors.

Members of the John Owen Post No. 287 in Mattoon recently presented a Hoveround chair to the residents of the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, Wisconsin.  Pictured from left to right are, Post Historian Jim Fonder, Commander John Priebe, Adjutant Frank Wozniak, Chaplain Jim Williams, Vice Commander Jim Carter and Veteran Ray Hartlebein, seated on the Hoveround.  Also pictured are two other residents of the Home.  This is the third Hoveround donated by Post No. 287 to King.






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