Monday, March 23, 2015

Report: Generous Donation To Dorchester Legion In Honor Of Arnold Bobolz

The Dorchester Times has been informed that a sizable donation will be made to the Dorchester American Legion Post 264 in memory of former Dorchester resident Arnold G. Bobolz, who passed away in late 2010. 

Mr. Bobolz served in the United States Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart and four Bronze Stars. He was a member of the Dorchester American Legion and served as a district chaplain.  

Mr. Bobolz was also a long-time member of the United Methodist Church in Dorchester and was active in the church choir.  He and his wife Jean had four children who attended DHS.

In other news related to the Dorchester American Legion, we've received two e-mails asking us to alert readers that the first annual Dorchester Legion Firearms Auction has been tentatively set for the July 4 holiday as part of the community's Independence Day activities.

We are told that the fundraising idea resonated most among Legion members at a February meeting discussing the future of the Legion Hall in Dorchester.  Dorchester auctioneer Col. Darryl Novak of Novak Auction Service volunteered his services for the event, our sources said.

Our source wrote: "Anyone who has guns or rifles (or equipment related to firearms and/or hunting and/or gun collecting) will be able to sell their items at this auction on Labor Day weekend at the Dorchester Legion.  The Legion will keep a small percentage of the winning bid to help fund its activities and clubhouse."

In the meantime, if there are Dorchester residents, alumni, or friends of the Dorchester Legion who would like to donate funds to the organization, we're told they should contact Tom Cerny, Post 264 Commander, by phoning (402) 381-8049 or e-mailing


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