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American Legion Post 485

Schererville Legion post holds spaghettie fundraiser tonight

SCHERERVILLE | American Legion Post 485, 7485 Burr St., hosts its annual spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 tonight.

April 19, 2014 12:05 am
Learning about their flag

Learning about their flag

December 06, 2013 12:00 am

Mardi Gras success benefits Schererville PTOs

Cindy Jansky, of Caliber Funding, and Pam Bilyak, of Tupperware, would like to thank everyone who helped, attended and donated to the Schererville Chamber of Commerce’s 21st Mardi Gras Fashion Show this month. It was a great success and proceeds will be presented to the PTOs of Grimmer Middl…

February 27, 2013 12:00 am
Retiring flags respectfully

Retiring flags respectfully

Larry Dittoe II, left, and Sgt. Pete Dittoe, of Merrillville, lay the final piece of a disassembled flag Saturday at the American Legion Post 485 flag retirement ceremony in Schererville.

November 10, 2012 7:18 pm
Retiring flags respectfully

Retiring flags respectfully

American Legion Post 485 historian Cindy Vaught places a retired flag on the fire Saturday in Schererville. The post performs the ceremony twice a year. Roughly 300 U.S. flags were retired on Saturday in Schererville.

November 10, 2012 2:20 pm

Dog park grand opening features run, walk, costumes and more

Have you noticed how Halloween has taken over October? Tombstones and goblins are mixed with mums and pumpkins; soon it will be pilgrims, then Christmas nativity scenes and Santa Claus pushing to the front.

October 24, 2012 12:00 am

Spring is in full swing, so head outdoors for fun in Schererville

Schererville's cement ducks are decorated for spring and I've seen a few White Sox garden gnomes cropping up around town. So it's official, spring is here and it's time to get outdoors.

April 25, 2012 12:00 am

Lenten journey begins for Christians with special services

Many of us are starting our Lenten journey today, Ash Wednesday, while for others, including the members of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church and St. George Hellenic Orthodox Church, Lent begins Monday.

February 22, 2012 12:00 am

Legion Riders group elects new officers

SCHERERVILLE | American Legion Riders of Post 485 recently elected officers for 2012.

December 15, 2011 12:00 am

American Legion is a valuable and active community partner

The American Legion is the world's largest veterans group, with 2.6 million members and more than 14,000 posts.

August 24, 2011 12:00 am
Flags retired with respect

Flags retired with respect

Picture #40 is American Legion Post 485 give one last salute to a U.S. Flag as is was destroyed by fire on June 12 2011 at the by-annual Flag Retirement. Pictures from the left are American Legion Member Dean Peckering, American Legion Trustee/ American Legion Rider Director Chuck Commons, A…

July 29, 2011 12:00 am Photos


Farmers Market opens next week in Schererville

I hope everyone in Schererville is ready for a very busy summer.

May 25, 2011 12:00 am

Dog park will honor memory of Schererville's Perry Ferrini

About two years ago, Schererville Chamber of Commerce member Perry Ferrini stopped by the office around noon.

February 23, 2011 12:00 am

Challenger Learning Center hosts anniversary open house

Michael Smith, Dick Scobee, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis and Judith Resnick. On Jan. 28, 1986, this group of seven astronauts boarded the Space Shuttle Challenger. Seventy-three seconds into their flight, the shuttle broke apart and disintegrated over the…

January 26, 2011 12:00 am
Legionnaires collecting toys

Legionnaires collecting toys

SCHERERVILLE | Each year the American Legion Riders of Post 485 collect toys for underprivileged children in the area and distribute them during the Christmas season.

December 09, 2010 12:00 am
Sailor 'piped aboard'

Sailor 'piped aboard'

Jef Hasley of Schererville American Legion Post 485 gives sailor Adam Colella a "Challenger Coin" upon Colella's arrival back from the U.S. Navy.

August 28, 2010 8:20 pm
Sailor 'piped aboard'

Sailor 'piped aboard'

Kyle Brown, left, and Chris Colella, Adam Colella's brother, post a sign on the pavillion at Rohrman Park to welcome the returning sailor home Saturday afternoon. Family, friends and representatives of Schererville American Legion Post 485 escorted the Schererville resident from Interstate 6…

August 28, 2010 8:21 pm
Sailor 'piped aboard'

Sailor 'piped aboard'

Rhonda Colella kisses sailor Adam Colella upon his arrival at a "welcome home" party at Rohrman Park in Schererville.

August 28, 2010 8:22 pm
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