During the 97th birthday celebration of the Ellsworth American Legion Post 174 Saturday night, 19 Ellsworth legionnaires received membership pins honoring their years of service. They were front row, from left, James Bezemek, 70 years; Richard D. Mitchell, 65 years; Adolph F. Schultz Jr., 60 years; William J. Gwinner, 60 years; Eugene Peterman, 50 years. Back row, from left, David M. Koralek, 45 years; Delvin D. Haase, 45 years; Leonard L. Haverkamp, 45 years; Tony G. Svaty Jr., 45 years; Melvin D. McCary, 45 years; Donald P. Stone, 40 years; Donald F. Hanson, 35 years; George V. Jones, 30 years; Robert D. Raney, 25 years. Also receiving pins but not in attendance were Dale Grothusen, 70 years; Norman J. Slechta, 60 years; Grant D. Gwinner, 45 years; Ted R. Edgerle, 35 years; and Philip L. Parsons, 30 years.

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