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730 W. 4th, PO Box 1651, Hutchinson, KS

Lysle Rishel Post 68

American Legion Post #68

May E-Newsletter


Commanders Note

By the time you read this, the 2021 NJCAA Tournament will be in the history books. Thank You to all of the members that have dedicated their time to work at this event. This is a very important event for our Post and for the Hutchinson Community.

Check the calendar in this newsletter. The Post is open and we are adding more activities. The Clubroom is open six days a week and we are almost back to normal with our meal schedule.

The Legion will be sponsoring Memorial Day programs again this year, but there will be a change. The early program will be at the Reno County Veterans Memorial in South Hutchinson at 9:00am instead of the Post office. The second program will be at Memorial Park (Rayl’s Hill) at 11:00am.

I urge everyone to come out and participate in Post activities. Come out and eat a meal with us and if possible, volunteer time to help out around the Post. The Post cannot continue to operate without volunteers. If you have ideas for activities that the Post could sponsor, please contact one of our officers.

There will be Concealed Carry Classes at the Post May 15th and May 22nd at 8:00am. Contact Bruce Branson at 620-664-3130 to enroll.


Post Everlasting.                                                 New Member              

Dean Bontrager.                                                  Zachary Coman                    

Robert Fischer                                                  Thomas Law





ALA Notes

Good day, fellow Auxiliary ladies (and gentlemen)! April was a busy month for us. It is good to be out and about with those who are working with us for our community at the Post and helping at the NJCAA tournament. I was also privileged to attend our District 7 Convention that was held in Great Bend. There was a lot of enthusiasm expressed by those in attendance for getting back to a more normal year. We have a new President for the District and it is Brenda Krueger. Thank you, Edie Griffin for serving as President the past three years.


It's not too late to pay your 2021 dues. Come be a part of the good things we are doing for our Veterans in our community. Reach out to Vicki Tracy. She can take your dues several ways. You can send her a check, 407 E 36, Hutchinson KS 67052, drop it by the legion or pay online.  You can reach me at


SAL Notes

At the time I am writing these notes for the May newsletter, we are getting ready to start the 2021 NJCAA Tournament.  Things will be different for this year, but I am hoping it is a successful tournament.  By the time you are reading these notes, the tournament will be over, and I hope you had a chance to come out and see a few games. And as always, I hope everyone has a safe Memorial Day weekend and remember those who have come before us and are no longer here!


ALR notes

Happy spring. Riders,

As of the writing the NJCCA tournament is history. Our next big event is the Memorial Day services. This year the ceremony will be held at the recently completed veteran’s memorial in S. Hutch. We will still be putting flags on graves at Eastside cemetery on the Saturday prior. 

We have a lot of different post rides coming up, if you are interested. Check the KS ALR web site for rides around the state. Also, if you are planning on riding in the KS Legacy Run next month now is the time to get your applications filled out and sent in. 

As a reminder, the ALR meetings are the second Thursday of each month where a lot of rider info is talked about. So please come out and meet old friends and make new ones. 

The post is back to normal operations again, bingo, burger nights, tostadas etc. So if you can, please come out and help. 

Enjoy the riding season and be safe.

 Serving our veterans and community,
Don Sawyer (Frosty

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