As the number of World War II members diminish, so has the Americanism spirit they brought back with them. It was a time when the American people were behind our servicemen 100 percent, and it's carried our service clubs (American Legions, VFWs) through all these years. They were the backbone of these clubs and we've fed off that all these years. But, as these members diminish, our service clubs across the country have followed. The Richfield, Minn., American Legion - at one time the second largest in the United States with 6,500 members - is gone. St.
In the early part of 2002, because some Sibley Township residents were considering annexing into Jenkins on the north, Breezy to the east and Nisswa to the south, and not to break up the township of 18 square miles, the Sibley board approached the city of Pequot Lakes and asked to be annexed in as a whole — a friendly annexation, their choice.