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Killed in France, Fairfax Standard, December 26, 1918

The many friends in this vicinity of Captain Oscar Youngdahl better known at Professor Youngdahl will be grieved to learn of his death, which occurred in France on October 8. Deceased put in two years of earnest work… Read More

Calmer Carlson Dies in France, Franklin Tribune, 12-12-1918

Of Pneumonia and Influenza Oct. 9 Memorial Services Held Sunday Evening Memorial services in memory of Calmer Carlson were held Sunday evening in the Ft. Ridgely and Dale church and owing to the beautiful weather the church was… Read More

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

Minimum Wages, Fairfax Standard, 11-28-1918

The Minnesota Minimum Wage Commission has established a scale of minimum wages to be observed in Minnesota, in the employment of women or minors, as follows: For mercantile, waitresses, office or hair dressing occupations, in St. Paul, Minneapolis… Read More

Counter Attack Halted, Fairfax Standard, 11-28-1918

Corporal L. E. Whitmer, who is one of the boys from Fairfax to help bring an American and Allied victory over there, has sent the following clipping to his parents here. It gives a vivid description of how… Read More

Bond Slackers Are Penalized, Olivia Times, 11-18-1918

Henry Bleick and Joseph Graml of Cairo Arrested on Bench Warrants Flag Kissin Exercise Here — Both Pay Fines and Subscribe for Liberty Bonds and to Red Cross Henry Bleick and Joseph Graml, Liberty Bond slackers of Fairfax,… Read More

Fairfax Boy Gets Bullet in Foot, Fairfax Standard 11-14-1918

Word From Wilbur Lammers Tells of Wound by Machine Gun Bullet Chas. Lammers received a letter from his son, Wilbur (Wilbert), yesterday stating that he had been wounded. Wilbur does not go into details regarding his injury, any… Read More

William Bruggeman, Fairfax Standard, 11-14-1918

Schrapnel Wound Takes Young Man – William Bruggeman Gives His Life in Devoted Service to Country After weeks of suspense and anxiety following the report of injury to her son, William, on the battlefield in France, Mrs. Bruggeman… Read More

Letter From Henry H Kiecker, Fairfax Standard, 11-14-1918

Henry H. Kiecker, who is with the American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia, writes and interesting letter to his brother, Alfred: Siberia, Oct. 13, 1918. Hello, Brother: Well I just had dinner, so I will write a few lines…. 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