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  • Village, post ready to observe holiday

    Updated May 22, 2024

    Hinsdaleans have a variety of ways to honor those who made the greatest sacrifice during Memorial Day commemorations Monday, May 27. Residents can start the day at a 7 a.m. service at Bronswood Cemetery at 3805 Madison St. in Oak Brook. American Legion Post 250 will host this special service honoring members of the Armed Forces who have been lost. Post 520 Adjutant Joseph Craig will read the poem "Flanders Field" and the names of the honored dead. Then annual Memorial Day proc...

  • More to recycling than meets the curb

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Apr 17, 2024

    With Earth Day coming up next week and spring cleaning on many to-do lists, residents might be wondering what to do with unwanted items — and whether they can be recycled. Many items can be recycled, even if they can’t be placed in a curbside recycling bin, according to DuPage County’s website. As a reminder, curbside recycling in Hinsdale is limited to the following items: aluminum cans and clean foil; plastics (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #7); glass bottles and jars; tin cans and empty aerosol cans; cardboard (cereal boxes, beve...

  • A colorful pledge

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    Several District 181 schools hosted special Veterans Day programs Friday. At Monroe School, Maren Haarlow and with her fellow classmates stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. The program started with members of the Hinsdale American Legion Post 250 presenting the colors. The program featured songs, a presentation by the student council and an introduction to the members of the post as well as students' family and friends who served. Please turn to Page 36 for more...

  • Saluting veterans

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    Monroe School held an assembly Friday to honor veterans. The program featured songs, photos and an introduction of members of Hinsdale's American Legion Post 250. Post members Jay Sedivy and Joe Craig salute during the National Anthem. Anna Eberfeld, Isabella Favia and Eloise Goar sing along during the anthem as well. Members of the Post presented the colors to kick off the program. (Jim Slonoff photos)...

  • No shortage of ways to say thank you

    Sandy Illian Bosch|Updated Nov 8, 2023

    A heartfelt "thank you," a warm handshake or a friendly smile are all appropriate ways to show appreciation to a U.S. veteran. This Veterans Day, so is throwing out your unwanted documents. Hinsdale American Legion Post 250 will host a free public shredding event from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Veteran's Day, Saturday, Nov. 11. The public is invited to bring their documents to the Memorial Building circle drive on Maple Street. Free-will donations will be welcomed, said Joe Craig, a...

  • Special section honors veterans and their sacrifices

    Updated Nov 8, 2023

    Two-hundred and seven. That’s how many veterans are listed in our Veterans Day special section today. And it’s a record. The number of submissions we receive has grown each year since we ran our first pages in 2015 honoring 72 men and women who had served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Some of these men and women are neighbors here in town. Others are the parents, grandparents, children, aunts and uncles of Hinsdale residents. They are members of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines who fought in the Civil War, World War I, World...

  • Hinsdale honors fallen during Memorial Day procession, ceremony

    Updated May 31, 2023

    Members of Hinsdale's American Legion Post 250 led the annual Memorial Day procession up Washington Street to the Memorial Building on Monday. Along the route hundreds cheered the vets, scouts and the Hinsdale Central marching band. Blake Burrows had a good spot in the shade along Washington to view the procession. On the grounds of the Memorial Building, Cub Scout Braxton Cirone observes the ceremony; later Eagle Scout Shreemann Patel from Troop 10 salutes during the call to...

  • Village, American Legion to honor fallen

    Pamela Lannom|Updated May 24, 2023

    The village of Hinsdale and Hinsdale American Legion Post 250 will honor those who have served and sacrificed for our country Monday, May 29. The post will start the day with a 7 a.m. sunrise service at Bronswood Cemetery, 3805 Madison St., Oak Brook. Community members will gather in downtown Hinsdale for a procession that steps off at 10 a.m. from Third Street and Garfield Avenue. The procession will head west to Washington Street, then north on Washington to the Memorial...

  • American Legion long a part of village

    Pamela Lannom|Updated May 24, 2023

    Hinsdale American Legion Post 250, whose members will lead Memorial Day observations in town Monday, May, 29 (see Page 17 for details), has been part of the village since 1919. The post was featured in The Hinsdalean's Making a Difference series in 2019 to mark its 100th anniversary. Following are excerpts from the series' introductory article, which ran April 18. When Congress chartered the American Legion in 1919 and Hinsdale Post 250 was formed shortly after, the goals of...

  • Groups sought to join May 29 procession

    Updated Apr 12, 2023

    Community groups are invited to join in the Hinsdale Memorial Day procession for 10 a.m. Monday, May 29. The village of Hinsdale, supporting Hinsdale American Legion Post 250, is hosting the procession to honor those who have served and sacrificed for this country. The procession begins on Third Street near Hinsdale Middle School, then heads west to Washington Street and north on Washington to Memorial Hall, where a ceremony will take place. Groups invited to march include veterans or veterans organizations, scouting groups,...

  • Fourth of July a reminder of how division can heal

    Updated Jun 29, 2022

    "You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4 not with a parade of guns, tanks and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it's patriotism." - Erma Bombeck Countless writers have opined on our nation's birth and the way we celebrate it, many of them offering comments more...

  • American Legion grateful for community's support

    Updated Jun 15, 2022

    Hinsdale American Legion Post 250 extends gratitude for community support to facilitate a meaningful Memorial Day. Special recognition is given to The Hinsdalean for the beautiful ad published and for providing an effective sound system. Thanks to Phillips Flowers for donating roses. Also recognized are the village staff, President Tom Cauley for his meaningful remarks, the Hinsdale Central Band and director Matt Kurinsky, soloist Annie Ascher and all the Scouts who attended and assisted. Lastly we recognize all the families...

  • This week's cover

    Updated Jun 1, 2022

    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave - Hinsdale American Legion Vice Cmdr. Anthony DiCanio stands duty near the flag pole at the Hinsdale Memorial Building Monday morning. It was the first time since 2019 that the Hinsdale American Legion Post 250 was able to host the annual Memorial Day procession and ceremony to honor our nation's heroes. In addition to the events at the Memorial Building, the veterans hosted an earlier service at Bronswood Cemetery. Please...

  • Hinsdale American Legion hosts procession, ceremony to commemorate Memorial Day

    Updated Jun 1, 2022

    It's been three years since the last Memorial Day procession and ceremony was held in Hinsdale. Members of Hinsdale's American Legion Post 250 led the procession up Washington to the Memorial Building. Sutton and Collins Schmidt waited patiently for the procession's start. Olivia Agema watches the veterans march past. Norm Chimenti, a Marine veteran, pays his respects as Taps are played. Ford Runyan was one of the Boy Scouts who participated in the procession. (Jim Slonoff...

  • Honoring fallen on Memorial Day

    Pamela Lannom|Updated May 25, 2022

    Three years ago the Hinsdale American Legion Post 250 sponsored its last Memorial Day procession before COVID-19 interrupted so much of life as knew it. The annual event will return this Monday, May 30, stepping off at 10 a.m. from Third Street and Garfield Avenue, proceeding west on Third to Washington Street and then north to the Memorial Building at 19 E. Chicago Ave. There, at about 10:30 a.m., the Post will hold a Memorial Day service. The Names of the Honored Dead will...

  • Honoring those lost in effort to keep all free

    Updated May 25, 2022

    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 now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not...

  • Exhibit focuses on town's role in WWII

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Dec 8, 2021

    People around the county marked the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Tuesday with ceremonies and observances. The Hinsdale Historical Society commemorated the occasion by opening a new exhibit titled “Remembering Pearl Harbor & WWII, Hinsdale’s Efforts at Home & Abroad.” The exhibit features photos of service men and women, various artifacts, maps and letters, and a list of Hinsdale residents known to have served in the war. That list names 1,496 Hinsdal...

  • Ask an expert - TOM LYNCH, 11TH DISTRICT COMMANDER

    Ken Knutson|Updated Sep 15, 2021

    What does the American Legion do for vets? Last weekend's 20th anniversary 9/11 commemorations reminded Americans both of the tremendous loss suffered and the stirring acts of heroism exhibited in the face of unimaginable terror, an occasion now observed as Patriots Day. Today, Sept. 16, is also a tribute to patriots. American Legion Day marks the 1919 birth of the oldest veterans organization in the U.S. Hinsdale American Legion Post 250 was among the first chapters, then...

  • This week's cover

    Updated Jun 2, 2021

    A memorable Memorial Day - Jack Orbell, commander of American Legion Post 250 in Hinsdale, salutes the wreath he placed in honor of men and women who have given their lives in service to this country at a Memorial Day ceremony Monday morning at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook. Past Commander Joe Craig read a list of the names of Hinsdale residents who have been lost from World War I to the war in Afghanistan, and chaplain Charlie Hartley offered a prayer and gave the...

  • Honoring those lost in effort to keep all free

    Updated May 27, 2021

    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 now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not...

  • Henry L. Soukup

    Updated May 19, 2021

    Henry L. "Hank" Soukup, 91, of Hinsdale and Naples, Fla., passed away May 6, 2021, in Lexington, Ken. Hank was born in 1929 to Raymond and Alyda Soukup in Elmhurst. He graduated from Hinsdale Township High School in 1948 and went on to study at DePauw University and completed his bachelor's in business administration at the University of Michigan. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. Hank served in the U.S. Army from 1952-54. He returned to co-manage Soukup's True Value Hardware...

  • Legion members grateful to PTO for gift cards

    Updated Dec 9, 2020

    The American Legion Post 250 of Hinsdale would like to thank each and every one of the Clarendon Hills Middle School PTO members that took time and effort to send gift cards to all the vets who attend programs at the schools. We all look forward to being at school on Nov. 11, on the 11th day, 11th hour. Thank you. — Jack Orbell, commander, and Charley Hartley, chaplain, American Legion Post 250...

  • Kids learn a special lesson from veterans

    Pamela Lannom|Updated Nov 4, 2020

    As the color guard marched into the gym to open the Veterans Day assembly at Madison School Monday, the students rose to their feet and one Boy Scout snapped his hand to his fore-head in a salute. He and the other kindergartners through fifth-graders then sat at attention for close to an hour, listening to veterans from many branches of services who served during peace and war discuss their experiences. Of course the students are too young to comprehend the horrors some of the...

  • Shredding event supports Hinsdale American Legion

    Updated Nov 4, 2020

    Members of Hinsdale American Legion Post 250 held a shredding event at the Memorial Building Sept. 19. Dozens of boxes of documents were dropped for processing by Citadel Information Management. Cmdr. Jack Orbell takes a box of documents over to Paul Flood and Post Adjutant Joe McCann for processing. Donations received for the shredding are used to fund school and community service projects. The post is planning on having another shredding event in May. (Jim Slonoff...

  • Thanks to all who made shredding day a success

    Updated Sep 23, 2020

    On behalf of the American Legion Post 250 of Hinsdale, I would like to thank all the wonderful people who came out for our “Shred your Documents” event. All of you helped make this event a huge success, We would to try and make this an annual event, it at all possible (and will work hard to make it happen.) Some personal thank yous, to Mr. Dennis Jones, Hinsdale Bank & Trust Co., Mr. James Slonoff, The Hinsdalean; Emmanuel Vasquez, FastSigns of Downers Grove; Greg Siedlecki, Hinsdale Rotarian who printed the thank-you car...

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