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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

Letter from Ralph Ryan Olivia Times 10-17-1918

The following letter from a Renville county boy, who enlisted from Fairfax in May 1917, and who has been on the firing line for the past five months, will be of interests to the Times readers:J.R. Landy, Olivia,… Read More

He Likes France Fairfax Standard 10-24-1918

Dear Folks,Shall write a few lines to let you know I am well and like it fine over here. I have seen quite a bit of the country since I got over here. Of course things are a… Read More

Otto Semerud, Soldier’s Funeral Held Saturday, Fairfax Standard, 10-17-1918

Large Attendance of People To Pay Last Respects To Soldier Boy The first time this community has been called upon to pay honor to the dead in those who are either defending or preparing to defend our country… Read More

Letter from Reuben Fairfax Standard October 10, 1918

Camp Humphrey, Va., Sept. 22, 1918Dear Folks,I have plenty of time this evening to write a few letters. there have been so many sick in ur company and other companies that it makes double the work for the… Read More

Death of Soldier Fairfax Standard October 10, 1918

Mr. and Mrs. John Semerud received a telegram from the War department at Washington, Saturday of last week announcing the death of their son, Otto. Only a few hours before they received a telegram telling of Otto’s serious… Read More

SEVERELY WOUNDED IN ACTION IN FRANCE Fairfax Standard October 10, 1918

Mrs. Benjamin Bruggeman Receives Telegram Telling that Her Son William is Wounded The sad news reached Fairfax last Saturday stating that one of the boys of which every citizen is justly proud, William H. Bruggeman, had fallen a… Read More

Letter From France Fairfax Standard October 3, 1918

Dear Folks:I have moved twice and stayed a couple of days in each place since I wrote the last post card.By the time this reaches you, you probably will have threshed. Tell me how you worked things and… Read More

Letter form Ingveald Haggestad, Fairfax Standard, 10-10-1918

U.S.S. Kimberly, Sept. 7, 1918 Dear Mother; Well I suppose it is about time that I write you a line to let you know that I am alive and that I am having a good time. I am… Read More

Influenza Abating, Fairfax Standard, 10-24-1918

After a siege of ten days or two weeks, Spanish Influenza in Fairfax seems to be on the wane. By this it should not be taken that all danger contracting the disease is over, for there are still… Read More