The name of the post was chosen as Arthur W. Kirchhoff post in honor of the first man killed in action from this vicinity. The post has been numbered 288 of the American Legion of Iowa. It is the intention to get every ex-service man in the vicinity to enroll for membership. The membership now numbers 47 and anyone wishing to join may do so by stopping at any one of the banks and signing his application.
From Hartley Sentinel December 4th, 1919