Legion post plays big role in small community

Post 136’s dedication to community projects in Chester, S.D., has helped raise membership to 85 in the unincorporated town of 250 people.
Post Adjutant Miranda Krumm meets with World War II veteran John Foster at Arthur T. Peterson Post 136 in Chester, S.D. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
Post Adjutant Miranda Krumm meets with World War II veteran John Foster at Arthur T. Peterson Post 136 in Chester, S.D. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
Arthur T. Peterson Post 136 sits on the corner of 3rd Ave. and 4th St. in the heart of Chester, S.D. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
Arthur T. Peterson Post 136 sits on the corner of 3rd Ave. and 4th St. in the heart of Chester, S.D. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
Post Commander Courtney VanZanten shares a laugh with Dennis Kreul and Kim Hansen at Arthur T. Peterson Post 136 in Chester, S.D. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
Post Commander Courtney VanZanten shares a laugh with Dennis Kreul and Kim Hansen at Arthur T. Peterson Post 136 in Chester, S.D. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
A plaque celebrates Arthur T. Peterson Post 136 in Chester, S.D. meeting membership goals for 2018. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
A plaque celebrates Arthur T. Peterson Post 136 in Chester, S.D. meeting membership goals for 2018. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
A gas station in Chester, S.D. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
A gas station in Chester, S.D. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
The sign in front of Arthur T. Peterson Post 136 in Chester, S.D. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion
The sign in front of Arthur T. Peterson Post 136 in Chester, S.D. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion