Letter: Clarifying the American Legion's continued presence
The Calvin-Knuth American Legion Post Officers would like to add to Mr. Swanson's article published in the Daily Globe on June 9.
The building that formerly housed the American Legion Lounge and Bingo Hall was closed and has been sold. The Calvin-Knuth chapter was kept, and the plan is to continue having post meetings at another yet-to-be-determined place. It was learned just recently that the Elks have offered the Calvin-Knuth Post 5 a place to meet and the officers have accepted their offer. We will continue to meet the last Tuesday of the month.
The Calvin-Knuth American Legion will continue to operate is programs, American Legion Baseball, sponsor Boy Scout troops, sponsor the Boys and Girls State program, participate in the Honor Guard at veterans' funerals and in parades. and other programs of previous involvement. We will not have a liquor business, gambling business or food business, as these operations were losing money.
A correction to Mr. Swanson's article: Adrian and Ellsworth American Legions in Nobles County do not have buildings to operate out of today but still have the programs that are mentioned above. Time and economy have changed operations formerly run by American Legions.