Don Lofthus, with wife Blanche, was unofficially, but affectionately proclaimed Mr. Montevideo, Mr. Main Street and Mr. Legion Leader by friends and family. Lofthus received a plaque on Tuesday at American Legion Post 59, where he hosts a local veterans group every Tuesday for coffee and a historical video. He organized the group nearly 18 years ago, and he says they’ve never missed a Tuesday. (Staff photo by Jeremy Jones)

Don Lofthus, with wife Blanche, was unofficially, but affectionately proclaimed Mr. Montevideo, Mr. Main Street and Mr. Legion Leader by friends and family. Lofthus received a plaque on Tuesday at American Legion Post 59, where he hosts a local veterans group every Tuesday for coffee and a historical video. He organized the group nearly 18 years ago, and he says they’ve never missed a Tuesday. (Staff photo by Jeremy Jones)