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1220 Newton Street, Jasper, Indiana

The American Legion Post 147



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American Legion Post 147

 August 8, 2012

Post Adjutant

Daniel Lawson

8th District Commander


He will lead 34 American Legion Posts from southern Indiana

and over 10,000 members.

Congratulations on your election and positive fetting by the Department of Indiana.




 July 30, 2012

Adam Vaal

S.A.L. Member

and Lt. on the Jasper Fire Department 

recieves Award



Thank you Adam for your Service!!!!!!!


July 17, 2012

8th District's New District Commander comes from the ranks of the membership of Post 147.

Congratulations to Post 147's own Daniel Lawson. Daniel was sworn in as the 8th Dristrict Commander on Saturday July 15th at the Department of Indiana's State Convention. We wish you the best..the membership of Post 147. Its an honor to have some one from this Post to be elected to this Office.

 July 11, 2012

American Legion Riders

Legacy Run Donation

Presentation  August 23, 2012

2012 Legacy Run Home

The American Legion Legacy Run Home begins Aug. 21 with the National Commander's Ride, which will start in upstate New York. Online registration is now available. Register online


 July 7, 2012

Indiana American Legion 2012 Convention

This Week

Begins Thursday July 12th til Sunday July 15th.



Don't forget the Post Picnic Next Sunday!!!

July 15, 2012

                       Festivities begin at 1:00 PM

food served at 4:00PM


July 3,2012


Seth Hollendin, a 2012 graduate of Hoosier Boys State from Jasper IN, just finished up his TV interview with Bill Potter, Channel 18, He did a great job of giving his view, as a Boys State Delegate, of the Hoosier Boys State program. A job well done Seth. Thanks...



Happy Birthday "Lisa" so your 20+1 (again)

Best Wishes and a big round of applause for all you do for Post 147

 June 20, 2012

 Men at Work

Just some of the behind the curtain activities others don't see.

The Post can always use a "Few Good Men & Women" to help out

just ask!


Charlie Dupps, Honor Guard Commander, at the typewriter (do they even make those any more) & Bubba Matheis, 1st Executive Vice Commander, (hiding behind Charlie) preparing the Posts weapons report.

Bubba,_Eugene_Peters,_Daniel,_Micheal_Moriarty,_Pat_Moriarty-Sorting_clothinf_for_the_Indiana_Veterans_Home_Trip_(3).jpg Bubba, Eugene Peters, Daniel, Micheal Moriarty & Pat Moriarty-Sorting clothing for the Indiana Veterans Home visit and 8th Distict Cook out in July.

                                                                    June 16, 2012

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American Legion Post 147, Jasper IN sends 22 delegates to

Hoosier Boys State. Making it the Post with the most delegates and the only Post in the State of Indiana in the double digits.

We are very proud of our young men.

Also this is the first year a 66 passenger school bus was used and the first time in the recent history of Hoosier Boys State.

We also have a great set of parents who stepped up and took charge as well as raising great young men.

A Big "Thank You" goes out to all the Sponsors, who without you none of this would have been possible.




June 9, 21012

The Day is here it's "On the Road Again" American Legion Hoosier Boys State here we come..I Hope Trine University is ready for us, Staff and @ 700 boys. We are are going to experince "a Week to Shape a Lifetime" during our "75th" Session.


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Local students chosen to attend the “75th” Session of the American Legions Hoosier Boys State program.


This is the 75th year of Hoosier Boys State being held from June 10 through 16, at Trine University in Angola, Indiana. The Hoosier boys sate program is a week long learning experience in the application of the process of the Democratic form of government.


The selected delegates from Jasper High School are: Ethan Whitaker son of Richard and Miriam Whitaker, Samuel Ebenkamp son of Scott and Shannon Ebenkamp, Alec Bell son of Thomas and Janice Bell, Kyle Fischer son of David and Diana Fischer, Michael Flynn son of David and Jan Flynn, Ryan Betz son of Tom and Jane Betz, Nate Messier son of Kurt and Sherri Messier, Ryan Bosler son of Mike and Cathy Bosler, John Goebel

son of John and Connie Goebel, Mitch May son of Lisa and Phil Schmidt, Evan Vonderhide son of Kurt and Selena Vonderhide, Andrew Knust son of Gary and Beckie Knust, Seth Hollinden son of Greg and Christine Hollinden, Aaron Fleck son of Chris Fleck and Craig Schnieder son of Jeff and Debbie Schnieder.


The selected Delegates from John Paul the Great Catholic High School are: John Gitner son of Mark and Dianne Gitner, Kyle Freyberger son of Pam Freyberger.


The Delegate from Southridge High School is Landon Boehm son of Michelle Wagner-Boehm and Terry Boehm.


The Delegates from North East Dubois High School are: Zach Wittman son of Brenda Ferguson, Zach Schepers son of Brennan and Lori Schepers, Lucas Schulthies son of Phil and Tammy Schulthies, Chad Hoffman son of Tim and Julie Hoffman.


The cost of the Boys State program is paid by American Legion Post 147 of Jasper. Co-sponsoring civic organizations are the Jasper Lions Club, Jasper Jaycees, Jasper Knights of Columbus Council 1584, Raymond James Investments, Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club of Jasper, Optimist Club, American Legion Post 147, Sons of the American Legion, Marine Corp League; Southern Indiana Leathernecks, Holy name Society of St. Josephs Church, The Jasper Corp., Disabled American Veterans, American Legion Riders 147, Holland American Legion Post 343, Jasper Engines, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Chappell (in Honor of John K. Chappell American Legion Department of Indiana Past Commander and Linus G. Bohnert WWI veteran and a past long term trustee of Post 147) and anonymous donors.


American Legion Post 147 Chairman Monty H. Buchanan, The 8th District and The Department of Indiana would like to say thank you to all the Sponsors for their generous support in providing an opportunity for these young men with a life changing and educational experience, especially this year being an election. Again on behalf of the Delegates and all of those evolved we say Thank You In appreciation for you assistance.  


June 1, 2012

Change of orders, 151st staying home

By on June 1, 2012in News (Dubois County Free Press)

The soldiers of Indiana National Guard 1st Battalion, 151st Infantry headquartered in Jasper received mobilization orders in February, but on Wednesday the battalion learned orders had changed and they would be staying home.

Captain Michael Kloeck at the Jasper Armory/Headquarters stated the change in status didn’t come as a surprise as the draw down of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan continues.

The battalion was scheduled to leave for Camp Atterbury in July and after a few months of training, would have reported to Afghanistan to provide security for Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT). These are joint military teams that are working to repair infrastructure in the embattled country.

With the new orders the unit will return to a regular training cycle. The unit is in its fourth year of Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) cycle. This is a training process used to manage the force and ensure the ability to support demands for Army forces.


May 25, 2012

Memorial Day


Monday May 28, 2012

Open- 1:00 PM

Close-7:00 PM

Last Call-6:30 PM


March 28. 2012





A Trio of Sisters


their dedication to Bingo




From left to right: Lou Schitter, Sally Rees and Annie Messier



Story by Candy Neal
Photos by Brooke Stevens

Players begin to file into the Jasper American Legion an hour before the weekly Wednesday night bingo games start.

They head to the back of the playing hall to a table to purchase their night’s worth of bingo sheets, walking around one side of an L-shaped group of tables.

Bingo workers sell them sheets for various bingo games, tickets for drawings held in the middle of the evening, and ink-filled daubers used to mark called numbers on their bingo sheets.

Sisters Sally Rees, Lou Schitter and Annie Messier are a familiar sight at the weekly games. They’re stationed on the receiving side of the table, exchanging money for bingo sheets and chit for chat.

They catch up on the lives of the regular players, like Bretzville resident Rita Bachman, whose husband brings her to the games. Rita approaches Annie to show her the new earrings she’s wearing.

“Oh, those are pretty,” Annie says as she takes Rita’s money for special bingo sheets called quickies.

“My honey bought them for me,” Rita says proudly. For more, article continues  here
















 *February 5, 2012*


Jackson Embry Runner Up




Jackson Embry Runner Up in The Zone 4 American Legion Oratorical Contest held at the Post on February 5, 2012










Our kitchen is open providing a full meal on Friday and Saturday from 5PM till 9PM. Our kitchen is a great success thanks to our members. We are using the north end of our Bingo room for a non-smoking section. It also provides a quieter eating environment.

Thursdays from 5PM till 9PM we have fresh "made to order" Pizza & Stromboli’s. Frozen pizzas are available daily. Come and enjoy. Eat in or carry out.


 *December 28, 2012*

Volunteers Needed!

We are in need of volunteers to assist us in our Weekly Bingo, Pizza Night and on our Honor Guard. It takes volunteers to make a great Post. Help us continue to be a great Post.

*January 28, 2012*

The local Boys State Program of Post 147 is looking for additional Sponsors!

Due to the continued success of the local Boys State Program and the growing list of Junior High School boys along with the addition of 3 new schools to our program we our in need of civic mind businesses, civic organizations Churches as well as individuals or any one else who is interested in helping the local young men learn about our political system and have fun doing it. If your interested or know someone who might be contact:

Monty H. Buchanan at or call 812.631.4728


*February 1, 2012*


Jasper American Legion Post 147

Announces we now have a Twitter account

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