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.

Return to the index of articles from The Vidette-Messenger's Porter County Centennial special edition.

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



Hayes Post, No. 988, Veterans of Foreign Wars, was instituted on Sept. 19, 1922, when a charter was granted by T. L. Huston, national commander. The post is comprised of veterans of all wars who saw service in the United States forces in foreign countries.

Charter members of the post include: Edward Abell, Harry L. Barnes, John Bell, Floyd Bonnell, Forrest L. Brown, George R. Brown, Ennis Bullock, John P. Burgert, Howard S. Daily, Malcolm B. Fyfe, Paul C. Hayes, Wilford Lebrecque, August Larson, Fred C. Limb, Everett Lembke, Claude McCormick, Ralph McGillicuddy, Ora L. McNiece, Harold Martin, Maurice O'Donnell, Roy Pierce, August H. Pollentzke, Ralph O. Parks, Carroll O. Schneider, Robert W. Sievers, Niles B. Smith, V. L. Springer, William H. Stoddard, Knute Sundeen, Milton S. Take, Harvey C. Varner, Fren Weincken, Bernard Will, Arthur B. White, Ray Weber and Louis Poncher.

Article transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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