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Arcata’s Legionnaires pledge to smash autocracy, announce burlesque show

Arcata’s Legionnaires pledge to smash autocracy, announce burlesque show

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – On a warm, sunny Friday evening, only about one-10th of American Legion Post 274’s 111 members  turned out for the June 1 monthly meeting at the Arcata Veterans Memorial Building. So most member vets missed out on the grandeur and pageantry of the swearing-in of the post’s

Plans to move and keep the McKinley statue proceed concurrently

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The statue of president William McKinley towered once again over the American Legion Post 274/Boy Scout Troop 9 Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday morning, possibly for the last time. But not certainly, despite the City Council’s historic decision to take out the 112-year-old Plaza fixture. Petition to keep

Growing Arcata Vets Hall hits headwinds

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata Veterans Memorial Building and the organizations it houses continue to meet, eat, work, dream, improve and expand the venerable J Street facility. Friday night saw a lively meeting of American Legion Post 274 in the Great Hall, while downstairs in the Whiskey Locker canteen, the

Legion, Chamber buzz in the Vets Hall beehive

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Capping a busy week at the Arcata Veterans Memorial Building, American Legion Post 274 held its monthly meeting Friday evening. As the meeting began, there was an empty seat with a patriotic place setting at the hall’s center in honor of the thousands of American soldiers missing

Student veterans head for Texas, despite state ban

  HEADED TO TEXAS The Humboldt State Student Veterans Association (SVA) had raised funds to send nine members to the SVA convention, NatCon2018, in San Antonio, Texas. But the California State University system prohibits use of funds for travel to states that don’t prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ citizens, and Texas (along with Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky,

Legion Post 274 meets, takes care of business

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA VETS HALL – American Legion Post 274 held its monthly meeting at the Arcata Veterans Memorial Building Friday night. Part business and part ceremony, the meeting further affirmed the fresh infusion of energy into the local Legion post. Post Commander Jeff Sterling reported acquisition of a new van

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