Napoleon acquires VFW building

Wanda English Burnett


Members of the Keene Henneke Post #9987 VFW signed the paperwork to sell the building in Napoleon to the Napoleon Town Council at their regular meeting May 12.

It was noted that the membership has dwindled over the years with many of the veterans now deceased. The organization will remain in tact, they just won’t have the responsibility of the building that has hosted many receptions and celebrations over the years. They are working on scheduling with the Napoleon Community Center to have their meetings at the town facility.

Members of the VFW in attendance included Allen Franklin, commander, Harold Huff, secretary, Henry Youngman, senior vice commander, Chester Asche, junior vice commander, and Clifford Huneke, quartermaster.

The town paid $50,000 for the property, which will now be used for storage for vehicles, etc.
At the May meeting it was announced that Napoleon has a new website. To preview the calendar for rental of the community building or to find out about events on the project page you can go online to

Due to a complaint about burning in the town of Napoleon, the council will consider a burn ordinance that will be further discussed at the upcoming June meeting.

Present at the May meeting were clerk-treasurer Karen Rohlfing, Tim Brancamp, president, Gerry Linarducci and Bill Vankirk, members and Larry Eaton, attorney.

The next regular meeting of the Napoleon Town Council will be June 9 at 7 p.m. at the Napoleon Community Center.