VFW celebrates 85 years

Left: World War II veterans Bob Thorson, Dave Young and Bob Wickett eat cake and ice cream with Leah Rucker Main, daughter of 1930-33 Newton VFW Post 1655 Commander Lee Rucker, during the post’s 85th birthday celebration Saturday. The post celebrated with an all-day event featuring a historical display from the post’s past and ice cream and cake social. Below: Newton VFW Post 1655 Commander Tony Beck stands next to a display of every official uniform sanctioned by the post in its 85-year history.