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American Legion Post 40 is debt free
















Reporter & Farmer | Amanda Fanger
Dileen Ninke holds a photograph of her late husband Emil Ninke while standing in front of the American Legion building on Webster’s Main Street May 23. Post 40 is now debt free after Emil, a WWII vet, had set a challenge to members two years ago to see the organization’s $27,000 debt eradicated before his death. While the goal was missed by just over a month, the final bit of debt was paid off through memorial funds given in honor of Emil. The black and white photo Dileen is holding here is of Emil in his military uniform on his parents’ farm near Webster in 1945.

by Amanda Fanger

Memorial gifts given to the Webster American Legion in honor of the same veteran who challenged that club to rid themselves of their financial obligations before his death are the reason the debt has now been erased.

Dileen Ninke’s eyes widened in surprise and tears began to form as a broad smile broke across...…

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