From the official records and diary of SGT David N. Barnett: On May 20, 1913, Company I, Third Iowa Infantry, U.S. National Guard, (formerly 55th Iowa Infantry, Nationl Guard), was originated in the old Greenlee Hall on the North side of the square in Glenwood, IA. At this time 68 men signed up for three years of service. The odd thing about this organization was that the 68 men voted for their commissioned officers and..
Harvey Tilman Rimel was born near Tabor, IA on February 8, 1893 and moved with his parents to a farm near Glenwood, IA when a mere baby. He met his untimely death while in action on the battlefields of France on May 15, 1918, aged 25 years, 3 months and 7 days. Military Service History On May 20, 1913, Harvey enlisted in Company I at Glenwood, making him one of..
Mills County Tribune, June 17, 1918
The memorial services for Harvey T. Rimel on Sunday afternoon [June 16, 1918] and Glenwood had been advertised to take place in the Court House Park but were changed to the M. D. Church. The auditorium room and the annex of the building were filled to compacity.
Our local post the American Legion has its birthdate, August 12, 1919, when 15 local Guardsmen and Veterans of Glenwood, IA, first signed a temporary charter, to organize a local Legion Post.
On Thursday afternoon, August 28, 1919, and election was held, and Ewart C. Howe was elected the first Commander of this post. The other officers elected were Thomas B. Lacy, Vice Commander, W. C...
Ewart Howe Selected as Temporary Commander-Will Secure a Permanent Charter.
As per announcement, last Thursday afternoon, a meeting was held to make a temporary organization of a Post of the American Legion in Glenwood. The temporary charter had been received and the organization formed at this meeting which is to hold the good until..
From The Glenwood Opinion, Thursday October 16, 1919, Local Post of American Legion Is Growing-Will Make Membership Drive Saturday-Ex-service Men Should Join
Chaplain W. E. Robb of the 168th Iowa Infantry will speak at the Baptist church next Wednesday evening, October 22, on the subject, “The Price of Our Heritage.” Chaplain Robb comes to Glenwood under..
The local post of the American Legion, Department of Iowa, on Monday, November 10, 1919, adopted the name of Harvey T. Rimel, Post 141, with a permanent charter membership of 120. Harvey T. Rimel, was the first local servicemen from Glenwood, IA killed overseas on the battlefield in France during World War I, and it is to his honor and memory that we name our Post. This, comrades of the..
A meeting and election of officers were held Monday, December 22, 1919 at the court house with 60 of the 120 members present. Col. Mat Tinley of Council Bluffs (first Department of Iowa Commander) was present and delivered a stirring address in which he urged “the boys to get behind the American Legion and push forward to the point where it of..
This year many of our department Comrades were returned to their native soil reinternment. With F. D. Logan acting as Chaplain, military services were held January 8 for William A. Hunt, who enlisted in Minnesota and whose home was here. Casket bearers consisted of former Soldiers and Sailors.
Memorial Day services this year..
This year there are 10,754 organized Posts, of which 776 were established the past 12 months, The American Legion Weekly has printed 75 million copies since it started July 4, 1919 and it goes to 50,000 of 60,000 U.S. post offices.This year, as last, started with the military funeral. Services were held January 3 for Charles M. Kidder, a member of the..
The post open this year with the rent for the hall paid a year in advance. This year was also the start of opening and closing legion meeting with the Legion ritual.
Through the efforts of the post, the bridge over at Keg Creek has been named “The Harvey T. Rimel Bridge” and..
The below named officers and committee members were elected at the regular meeting November 27, 1923 and January 7, 1924 were installed, with the past commander B. N. Maxwell acting as installing officer. At this meeting it was decided to have a stag party on January 23rd, and invite all ex-servicemen to attend free. This was..
The Post officers were elected December 8, 1924, were installed by Chaplain B. N. Maxwell, December 15, 1924, at a large dinner. Our Post served as host this year for the county meeting which was followed by a dance, with a three piece colored orchestra (Adams) from Omaha pouring out the rhythm. County officers elected for the coming year are: County Commissioner Herb Benton, Harry Bayes as County Adjutant. Speakers..
The Post Officers were installed at the regular meeting, Tuesday evening, January 12, 1926. A membership drive was started immediately with two teams selected, of which C. C. Lipsett and Morton Adams were chosen as the captains, which ended February 1st. Lipsett’s team won the membership race and the losing team of Adams had to prepare and serve the feed for The Post. The feed was held and the food..
The story of how Delmar Wiley, a Glenwood, IA native, who had been missing since August 24, 1942 and was thought to be lost was actually adrift on a rubber boat actually reached safety and care on an island in the Pacific. His experience seemed almost like a fairy tale to friends here in Iowa who had almost given up hope of his being alive. So remote seemed the chances! In August 1942, Ensign Harry..
Friday, May 21, 1943, will be Delmar Wiley Day in Glenwood, IA. The Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Lions, Iowa State National Guard, Fire Department and The American Legion Post 141 are joining in preparations for a celebration worthy of the occasion. Russell Ridenour is general chairman on arrangements. He has on his committee A.F. Standiford from Rotary; Ward Slothower from Lions; B.N. Maxwell from Chamber of Commerce; Dr. D.W. Harman from The Glenwood Legion; Ralph..
Funeral services were held last week in Sioux City, IA for Dr. Ewert Cecil Howe, 76, a Sioux City dentist for 44 years, with the burial in the Glenwood Cemetery. Dr. Howe was born January 20, 1894 in Glenwood, IA to Abram and Lenore Howe. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church graduated from Glenwood High School May 1912 and attended college..