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Post 243  Ligonier, Indiana



CHARTER DATE: January 30, 1920

POST NAMESAKE: An Abbreviated History of West Noble American Legion Post 243 until 1944 Jan. 22nd 1920 There was an article published in the Ligonier.. Read more »

FIRST COMMANDER: Dr. Glade Edwards Rupert

NOTABLE MEMBERS: Irvin Jacobs, One of the largest mortgage brokers in Chicago till his death in 1977.

WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE: We took the government to court to keep our privacy.

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Ligonier gets Charter for New American Legion Post. They are meeting in the City Hall Full story »
Legion Leases a room above Weir and Crowley Hardware. This store is located one half block north of Third street and Cavin, right beside the alley. Full story »
The Ladies Auxiliary was organized. Mrs. Glade E. Rupert was elected President, Mrs. Roswell Earnhart was elected Vice President. Mrs. Robert Shobe secretary and Mrs. M.A. Hutchison Treasurer. Full story »
Legion Hosts Three Day Carnival. Full story »
American Legion Post #243 puts on a minstrel show Full story »
Dr. Glade E. Rupert of Post 243 set up a rifle range at the post Full story »
The Last meeting for 1923 was for the election of new officers. Meeting called to order by Comm. Roy Rex. Election of Officers; George Green—Commander, James King—Vice Commander, Forrest Rex—Adjutant, Roy Banta—Treasurer, Executive Committee; Karl Franks, Willis Lemming, Roy Rex, Wesley Vance, Theodore J. Spurgeon, Voted to send $10.00 to Soldiers Christmas Fund and $5.00 to Orphans Fund. Full story »
Ligonier American Legion helps with Endowment fund by raising money for orphans' and disabled Veterans. Full story »
In 1926 Ligonier Post 243 takes over the City Ball Team and they have a great season of wins. They played the Black Giants team from Fort Wayne. To get this team here took city approval. They also played the Detroit Clowns. Full story »
Post 243's Ball Team Plays the Detroit Clowns. Full story »
The American Legion Ball team is still winning. Full story »
The City gave American Legion Post 243 a great write-up about the exposition. Full story »
The Post members decided to get new members in by serving them an army feed of SlumGullion. Full story »
Ligonier Post 243 hosts the 12th District convention. Expect 500 People. Full story »
Ligonier post 243 sponsors the Exposition of Progress for 1926. Full story »
Post 243's Exposition was a success. Full story »
The Post is given a captured German Anti-Aircraft Gun. They make the dedication on July 4th 1928 by placing the gun beside the Town Hall. Full story »
Ligonier American Legion Post 243 and the Lions club sponsors an Air Circus five miles north of town on Walker Field. Full story »