Community Organizations


Town of Hitchcock Board

Ray Waldner, President
Steve Kingdon
Raymond Wright

Finance Officer:
Cathy Stahl 
Town Fire Dept. Representative: 
Don Gould

Emergency Fire Dept. # 266-2130

Non-Emergency Fire Dept. # 266-2542 (Phillip Oechsle, Fire Chief)


Raymond Hart Post #84 American Legion

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.

Over the years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for children and youth. Following is a chronology of significant dates in Legion history.



For nearly every man in WW1 who endured the dangers and hardships of camp, ship and battlefront, there was a woman serving at home to help make possible America's victory---his wife, mother, sister, daughter, or granddaughter. After the war had been won and the men of the armed forces had banded together in ---The American Legion to carry forward their services to the country in peace time, it was only natural the the women of their families should desire to continue to serve with them.  The result was The American Legion Auxiliary, the largest and most influential women's organization of it's kind in the world today. The American Legion Auxiliary is a patriotic women's service organization whose main purpose is "to contribute to the accomplishment of the aims and purposes of The American Legion". The organization sponsors volunteer programs on the national and local levels focusing on three major areas, veterans, young people, and the community. Eligibility includes women veterans themselves, the grandmothers, mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, granddaughters, great granddaughters, or step-children of deceased veterans and/or living American Legion members who served in WW1, WW11, Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Grenada, Lebanon, and /or the Persian Golf.

The Raymond-Hart Post # 84 Auxiliary unit was organized in January 1921.  We have continued in times of  peace and times of war to support The American Legion and have broadened our interest to encompass the entire community.  At this time our role is 63 members strong.  We welcome visitors and anyone with an interest to join this worthy service organization to meet with us on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 pm at the American Legion Hall located next to the DK Cafe on Clarke Street.

For more information on The American Legion Auxiliary, please visit or locally call Julie Schmeichel, 266-2528, or Deb Puffer, 266-2714, for membership information.


Hitchcock Community Planners

Chairman-Michele Clark, Vice-Chairman- Kristin Van Buskirk
Secretary-Cyndi Binger,  Treasurer- Kari Puffer
Nominating Committee: Kari Puffer
, 1 Yr. term; Marlene Puffer, 2 yr. term;
and Angela Waldner, 3 yr. term.
Meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month, 7:00 p.m. @ the Fire Hall

The Hitchcock Community Planners Newsletter is no longer going to be published.  If 
you have anything that would have gone into the newsletter we would be happy to put it on the web page.

Senior Citizens

The Hitchcock Senior Citizens meet the first Thursday of every month.
There are card games and dominoes. Blood Pressures are also taken.
We need more members.  If interested call Maretta @ 266-2565




Broadland Buddies, Busy Bluejays, & Crandon Cloverleafs are some of the active community 4-H clubs.  They provide the town with many worthwhile projects, such as rabies clinic for pets, selling fruit, providing & maintaining garbage cans at the park and throughout town besides picking up garbage.  They also sponsor the dairy promotion in June each year.  The Crandon Cloverleafs maintain the Crandon & Hillstead cemeteries.

This sign was a recent project of the 4H Club.  It is located on the northeast corner of town.