The Vidette-Messenger Centennial EditionThe 1936 special edition celebrating Porter County's centennial year . . . .

The following article has been transcribed from the August 18, 1936, issue of The Vidette-Messenger, published in Valparaiso, Indiana. This particular special edition focuses on Porter County's centennial celebration and contains a 94-page compendium of Porter County history up to that time.

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Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 18, 1936; Volume 10, Section 2, Page 21.



Ypres Post, No. 4, Disabled American Veterans of the World War, is comprised of veterans who suffered disability in the war. The charter to the post was granted by J. W. McQueen, national commander, on August 3, 1933. The post has its quarters in the G. A. R. rooms at Memorial opera house.

Charter members of the post are Hans L. Andresen, Harry O. Henson, Harvey S. Cook, Martin L. Brody, Earl Smith, Melvin Baker, Edward Berndt, Harry Eckley, Frank Ferguson, Knut Sundin, Byron J. Barrington, Luther Bloch, Florence Donahue, Wesley J. Berrier, Ralph O. Kounos, Tony Christopher, Ira Funkhouser, William Shearer, Lester P. Claussen, Russell Hickman, Theodore Blank, Gerald Johnson, August L. Dickson, A. T. Brown, Richard F. Mangel, Paul William McDonald, Philoma L. Westbay, Russell E. Sims, Harvey C. Warner and Michael J. Lane.

Ypres post enjoys the honor of having one or its members, Hans Andresen, holding the office of state president of the organization, having been elected at the annual convention at Richmond in June.

Present officers of the post are: Ralph O. Kounos, commander; Herman Bauer, senior vice commander; Alva Reed, junior vice commander; Leslie E. Lembke, adjutant; Florence Donahue, sergeant-at-arms; Paul McDonald, treasurer; Tony Christopher, chaplain.

Article transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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