THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Coleman Legion Votes to Sell Post Building
Coleman-A special meeting of the Kalbes-Seewald American Legion Post 280 was held on Saturday, Aug. 26 for the purpose of deciding whether or not to sell the post building at 107 Zelia St. in Coleman.
The building has been a village landmark for decades and was a dance hall, wedding hall and family gathering place for birthdays, family reunions, funeral dinners, card parties and fundraiser dinners in years gone by.
Now, however, the hall is rarely rented and seldom used except for Legion functions that also have become fewer and fewer in recent years. The few active members decided that it would be in the Legion's best interest to try to sell the hall and concentrate their efforts on community service and not have to worry about maintaining a building that is so seldom used.
This decision met with strong opposition from some of the members so it was put to a vote of the 100+ remaining members of the post. A secret ballot vote was taken among the 33 members in attendance at the special meeting Saturday.
Post Commander, Ken Stodola, abstained from voting unless a tie-breaker was needed, however, the vote came in at 21 for selling the hall and 11 opposed. The property will be listed with Near North Realty of Coleman for a sale price of $38,995.