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Spirit of giving

Sherry Party Dec. 5 Vintage Charm 52 S. Washington St., Hinsdale childrenshomeandaid.org Bring a friend, sip bubbly and spread holiday cheer at the Hinsdale Auxiliary of Children’s Home and Aid annual party. Organizers are collecting gift cards...

 

Joe Chiodo

Joe Chiodo of Downers Grove, a former U.S. Secret Service Officer, Marine Corps veteran and Purple Heart recipient, died of complications from cancer Nov. 29, 2019. He was 74. Chiodo, a native of...

 

Joe Chiodo

Joe Chiodo, a former U.S. Secret Service Officer, Marine Corps veteran and Purple Heart recipient, died of complications from cancer Nov. 29, 2019. He was 74. Chiodo, a native of Chicago, was born to immigrant parents in the Grand Avenue...

 

This week's cover

Standing ovation - Students from Monroe School stood and applauded those who served this country during the school's Veterans Day program Monday morning. Members of Hinsdale's American Legion Post...

 

Post 250 receives our salute at series' close

With the approach of Veterans Day on Monday, our collective spirit of gratitude is directed to those who put on the uniform and, in many cases, put themselves in harm’s way to defend this nation from threats to freedom. Over the past year we’ve...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    October 24, 2019

American Legion Post 250 in the spotlight

Charlie Hartley's motivation for joining American Legion Post 250 came from an unlikely place. He was attending a funeral service in Ohio. "The American Legion did such a great job for my...

 

This week's cover

A field of grand old flags - To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American Legion, Hinsdale Post 250 marked the occasion by placing 100 flags on the front lawn of the Memorial Building. The 100...

 

Post 250 helps keeps vets visible in community

Jack Orbell's service with Hinsdale American Legion Post 250 began six years ago when he said yes - grudgingly - to one simple request. "They needed some walkers for a Memorial Day parade one year...

 

Fair winds and following seas, Mr. George

Friends and family gathered at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood Friday for a final salute to one of Hinsdale’s most beloved World War II veterans. George Hogrewe was born and raised in...

 

George Hogrewe

George Hogrewe, 95, a longtime Hinsdale resident, died Sept. 1, 2019, in Naperville. George was born in 1923 at his family's home on Clay Street in Hinsdale. He was a radioman in the U.S. Navy during...

 

George Hogrewe

George Hogrewe, 95, a longtime Hinsdale resident, died Sept. 1, 2019, in Naperville. George was born in 1923 at his family’s home on Clay Street in Hinsdale. He was a radioman in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving in the Pacific campaign....

 

Once upon a time

Band of brothers - In May of 1934, most likely on Memorial Day, American Legion Post 250 members gathered on the steps of the Memorial Building. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the American...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    August 22, 2019

Veterans have loyal friend in Auxiliary

When the American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 to support those returning from the World War I battlefields, many felt "the Great War" veterans organization needed an equally great mate....

 

Good News

STUDENTS HONORED BY LEGION American Legion Hinsdale Post 250 has awarded the 2019 School Awards. The winners are Karen Tan and Henry Constantino from Hinsdale Middle School; Jack Bilenko and Caroline Lynch from Clarendon Hills Middle School; Speros...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    May 23, 2019

A weekend to remember

The 2019 Memorial Day procession sponsored by the Hinsdale American Legion Post 250 will kick off at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27. The parade will start from Third and Washington streets and proceed north...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    May 2, 2019

American Legion contests engage youth

Rohan Chadha believes America will truly thrive as the world's leading democracy if its citizenry is educated on current affairs and endeavors to understand all sides of an issue. Oh, and have...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    April 18, 2019

Post 250 celebrates 100 years of history

When Congress chartered the American Legion in 1919 and Hinsdale Post 250 was formed shortly after, the goals of the organization - as stated in the preamble to its constitution - were...

 

Hinsdalean to partner with American Legion

Hundreds of organizers gathered in Paris March 15-17, 1919, with the goal of supporting veterans who served in the Great War. A committee tasked with naming the new group had a dozen options from...

 

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