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War Fund Campaign, Bird Island Union, 12-12-1918

Report by Districts We give below a synopsis of the report of Renville County’s United War Fund Campaign. G. O. Bergan, Captain Sacred Heart District, cash $6084.50, pledged $4176.25, allotment $10,224.00 subscribed $10,260.75. Dr. A. M. Erickson, Captain… Read More

War Work Drive Under Way, Buffalo Lake News, 11-15-1918

This week the United War Work Campaign is to be essentially completed so far as concerns the soliciting of subscriptions. In some communities the people are coming across gladly and liberally, in others much reluctance is being encountered…. Read More

Four Sons in Army, Father in Civil War, Buffalo Lake News, 11-8-1918

It may be of interest to the readers of your paper to learn of the whereabouts of my sons. When war was declared in Europe I could scarcely believe it and dreaded such a war, for having gone… Read More

Letter From Ernest Wallner, Buffalo Lake News, 11-8-1918

The following letter was received by Virgil Wallner from his cousin, Ernest Wallner, now in France. France, Sept. 15th, 1918 Dear Cousin: Your most welcome letter came to me yesterday, together with one from cousin, Lillian, and I… Read More

LARGE DRAFT ENTRAINS TODAY: Half of Number to go to Camp Cody and Balance to Camp Forest, GA – Late Registrants Included. Olivia Times 10-24-1918

No Public Reception Will be Held on Account of the Influenza Epidemic. Bird Island: Lloyd L. Battershell, Warren J. Gallery, Carl Heinzelman, Vincent Hurley, Engvald Johnson, Frank R. Karp, Edward A. Kenning, John Neumann, Gust Olinger, Leonard Selle,… Read More

Many Deaths From Influenza, Olivia Times, 10-10-1918

Many Deaths of Renville County People in Army Camps and Among Civilians: Four Funerals at Hector – Mother and Son at Renville Die a Few Hours Apart and are Buried Together Great anxiety is caused over the rapid… Read More

Letter from Alfred Sell, Buffalo Lake News, 9-20-1918:

A P. Sell Wounded Writes Cheerful Letter Home The following is a letter received by R. E. Sell last Saturday from his son, Alfred, written August 16th, bringing them the news that he had been wounded and was… Read More

“Jerry” Stucke Writes From England, Buffalo Lake News, 10-25-1918

Somewhere in England, My Dear Folks: At last we have reached land which many of us were looking for. We were on the water a few days longer than most of them, the first five days the ocean… Read More

Former Buffalo Lake Boy Dies in France, Buffalo Lake News, 10-25-1918

Frank Prelvitz received a telegram last Wednesday bearing the sad message that his brother, William had died of wounds, in France, September 29th. William W. Prelvitz entered the army on June 25th last, from Mantidor, N.D., and was… Read More