Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle.More >>
Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle. People at the track observed a moment of silence for Trickle. He died Thursday in an apparent suicide at the age of 71. Race organizers said the event brought in more than 1,500 fans to watch the season's opening race and to remember Trickle's successful career."More >>
The National Weather Service has issued a new tornado watch that includes Adams and Juneau Counties until 3 a.m. Monday morning. This is in addition to the tornado watch issued by the National WeatherMore >>
The National Weather Service will have a tornado watch active for parts of the region into early Monday morning.More >>
"I was really hurt. I was. It brought tears to my eyes," said Andy Suchon.
Suchon is a navy veteran and was the last commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 568 in Stevens Point. The post closed in July of 2011 after 77 years. Leaders said there just weren't enough members to continue.
"Ideas were exchanged constantly to try to get interest in coming to the meetings and becoming active," said former member Mike Pohl.
"We were thinking about changing days, changing times," said Suchon.
Former VFW Post 568 members turned over their flag and charter to the Portage County Historical Society on Wednesday. Leaders there said the documents will give people another important piece of the county's history, and that's exactly what VFW members want.
"It's just time to let the public see what we were. We were a great organization," said Pohl.
VFW leaders said one of the most important roles of Post 568 was allowing vets to talk about their war experiences.
"It's a good thing to do, to be around everybody that's been through it like you have," said Pohl.
Leaders say members of a post share something unique because all served overseas in wartime.
"Even though you didn't serve with him, he's still a brother, part of the family of being in the service. Even if we were in different branches, we're still brothers," said Suchon.
VFW leaders said their club folded because younger vets just weren't joining. They said they hope that changes and those vets sign up with another post.
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