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Hunter Safety Certification Class at the Ely Legion

The coaches from the Ely American Legion Basic Marksmanship class would like to provide our local community with an opportunity to take the Iowa DNR Hunter Education class locally.  On January 13 and 14th the Ely American Legion will host this class.  Sign up now.  Limited seating (25) available and there is no cost to you.  The Linn County Pheasants Forever will be paying for the lunch for the class on Saturday.

The class will be Jan 13 & 14: (NOTE THAT attendance on both days is required to obtain a Hunter Safety Certificate) 

January 13, 2018: (Saturday) is classroom instruction: From 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.   (LOCATION: ELY AMERICAN LEGION) 

January 14, 2018: (Sunday) is the “hunter’s walk class” From 12:00 noon until all students complete the hunters walk and certificates are handed out. (Class duration is dependent upon students the Sunday class would take ~3 hours) (LOCATION: ELY AMERICAN LEGION, but if weather is conducive, this may change to be at the HAWKEYE WILDLIFE AREA)

You may register online at the DNR website.


Ely American Legion Oratorical Contest

The Ely American Legion is seeking candidates interested in participating in the annual American Legion Oratorical Contest.  The contest is open to all students in grades 9-12.  See attached form for more information.

Ely American Legion Post 555 High School Oratorical 2017



December Bags is Coming Up!

Get ready once again to toss bags at the Ely Legion. Saturday, December 16 is the next cornhole tourney. Come have fun even if you have never played before. We draw teams so it is a great way to meet people. Doors open at 6:30 pm and game play starts at 7:00.


The Naming of the St. Quentin Post

There is a new post in the History section.  Check it out here. 


November Cornhole!

It’s time again to toss bags at the Ely Legion. Saturday, November 18th. Doors open at 6:30. Game play at 7:00. All are welcome even if you have never played before. Don’t miss the hot cornhole action.

We draw teams so come in groups or individually. Everybody plays!


Ely American Legion 5th Grade Flag Essay Contest

The Ely American Legion is sponsoring the 5th Grade Flag Essay Contest.  The 5th Grade Flag Essay Contest will help youth develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the United States flag and teach proper etiquette and respect for the flag.  All local 5th graders are encouraged to submit entries.  The local 1st place winner will receive a $20 cash prize and will have their entry forwarded for District and State level competition.  The local 2nd place winner will receive a $10 cash prize.  Entry forms are available on our website and at the Ely Public Library.  Entries must be received by 1 December 2017.

Link to entry form:

Ely American Legion 2017 Flag Essay


Triple Nickel Junior Shooting Sports Fall Program Starts

Find out more by clicking on the Junior Shooting Sports link in the banner menu or by clicking here.