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Act of Kindness, Bird Island Union, 11-14-1918

The attached letter was received on Nov. 8th by Mr. Andrew Weber. Corporal Weber had just recovered from an attack of Spanish influenza at Camp Funston, when he notified his parents that he will soon be on his… Read More

Letter From Joseph Goeddertz, Bird Island Union, 11-7-1918

Letter From France: Joe Goeddertz Take Part in Great Drive Against Huns From Kossuth Co. Advance, How a Kossuth county boy who only six months ago was peacefully farming in Minnesota, helped chase the Huns “somewhere in France”… Read More

From Camp Hancock: Letter from M.J. Jacobs Bird Island Union 10-31-1918

The following letter from Corp. M.J. Jacobs, Group 2, 13 Co. M.T.D. Camp Hancock, Ga., was received too late for last week’s publication. We gladly publish the letter this week. Bird Island Union:Dear Friends:Well I am nearly three… Read More

Another, Hero Gone Bird Island Union 10-24-1918

Helmet Thomas Killed in Action Word was received here on Monday evening; between seven and eight o’clock, that Helmet Thomas, son of Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Thomas of this place was killed in action in France on September… Read More

He Fought and Bled For America, Bird Island Union, 9-26-1918

A bright gold star has been added to the 51 blue on the service flag in S. Mary’s Church. About a year ago, one of our dear boys bade adieu to home and country, to all that was… Read More

Food Will Win the War published in the Bird Island Union August 8, 1918

BISCUITS (Using no Wheat) METHOD Sift dry materials together. Work in fat well. Combine liquid and dry material, handling lightly. Roll or pat ½ inch thick and cut as biscuits. Bake in a hot oven. Use a coarse… Read More