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Argyle American Legion nominates 4 for recognition
Argyle American Legion recognized its nominations of community members and National Guard or Reservists. The local legion nominated Glenda Treuthardt, Walter Fischer, William Johnson and Michael Moen. They were all presented plaques by the Argyle American Legion on Thursday, April 17. Pictured, from left, is Argyle Village President and Argyle Legion member Wayne Wilson, Lafayette Legion County Commander Dan O'Brien, Johnson, Fischer, Treuthardt, Moen and Post Commander Kim Hendrickson. (Photo supplied)
ARGYLE - Each year, the Wisconsin American Legion recognizes community members and National Guard or Reservists. Argyle American Legion submitted its nominations to the County American Legion, who selects from the nominees and chooses one from each category and forwards to the district. The district selects one from each category and forwards the selections to the Department of Wisconsin American Legion for judging.

Argyle American Legion submitted to the County American Legion its nominations of EMT Glenda Treuthardt, law enforcement officer Walter Fischer, firefighter William Johnson and National Guard SSG Michael Moen. Johnson won the Post, County and District; Fischer won the Post and County; Treuthardt won Post and County and Reservist of the year; and Moen won the Post, County and District. On Thursday, April 17, the Argyle Legion met and presented plaques to them.

Johnson has been a volunteer fireman for 40 years for the Village of Argyle and has been a firefighter and assistant chief for eight of the 40 years of service. Johnson grew up and graduated from Argyle High School and went into the service as a medical specialist during the Vietnam era. Johnson has served the community as an EMT and has served on the annual fundraiser "The Argyle Fish Fry." He has been with the Argyle American Legion for 41 years serving on Honor Guard and Funeral Detail. Johnson was instrumental in the fundraising for the Veterans Memorial in Legion Park. Johnson has served in all levels of village government, including village president for 10 years, and has served and is currently serving as village trustee for the past 20 years. He has served on the Argyle School Board for six years.

Treuthardt has been a licensed EMT-Basic since 2007. In 2007, she passed the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician exams and has been an active EMT for Argyle 204 ever since. As part of the staff of Argyle 204, she served as an IT assistant. This position required her to type in necessary information for state reports on each ambulance call. She has attended seminars and training over the years to grow her knowledge to better help patients. She has a master's degree in General Education and has been teaching for 23 years, with 13 of those years being served in the Argyle School District as a third-grade teacher. Activities Treuthardt is involved in include Argyle Booster Club and the Argyle Community Fund.

Fischer first got into law enforcement in 1973 as a special deputy and went full time with the Lafayette County Sheriffs Department in 1980. He was promoted to sergeant. From 1989 to 2000, he was head of the Traffic Division and was also the technical traffic crash investigator. In 2001 and 2004, he accepted the position in Argyle as police chief. Fischer was the officer-in-charge in Blanchardville from 2008 until 2014. He is still active with the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department as a deputy sheriff. He received his police training through Blackhawk Technical College and graduated from the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy for accident reconstruction. He also attended a two-week course at Northwest Traffic Institute on technical accident investigation. Fischer has been a member of the Masons for 12 years. He was a member of the Lafayette County Deputy Association for 20 years and served as president for 10 years. Fischer was also the Union Stewart for the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department for five years.

Moen joined the Air Force in July 1997 as an aircraft fuels specialist. He then transferred to the 115th services squadron as a food operations specialist. He currently is based in Truax Field ANGB with the 115th FSS. Moen has over two years of active combat experience. He participated in Operation Southern Watch from 1999 to 2000, had two tours to Ramstan AFB, Germany, had several deployments in support of OEF/OIF, and participated in Operation New Dawn from August 2011 to April 2012. Moen has an associate degree in fire protection. He has volunteered many hours at the Dane County Boys and Girls Club, where he has fostered two 10-year-olds. He has also volunteered at the Dane County Humane Society, donating $10,000 and 1,030 hours of service to the DCHS. Moen is also a tornado and storm chaser and the lead forecaster for a weather spotting/forecasting agency called the Weather Unit. Moen volunteers for a mentoring program to guard kids at Volk Field every four years. He is an active member with Argyle Legion Post 251 and is a member of the honor guard and firing squad.