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American Legion breaks membership record

For the second year in a row, the members of Butler-Harmon Post 80 in New Richmond have surpassed their all-time membership record. The new record is 240 members, with two months remaining in the membership year.

Prior to last year's record or 238 members, the previous record of 235 members had stood since 1957, following the Korean War. Since then, the 100 percent membership goal has been reached numerous times, under several commanders, but the all-time record remained intact.

According to Commander Ed Cooper, Post 80 has a hard working and steadfast membership team consisting of six members. They are Jim Prichard, Nick Golz, Terry Thompson, Dennis Hurtis, Jim Helman and Ed Cooper.