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A Letter from Mrs. Melville Cummings, Hector Mirror, 11-7-1918

A letter from Mrs. Melville Cummings of St. Paul contains the following news which will be of interest to many Hector people: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cummings and baby have returned to St. Paul and are living at… Read More

“Sandstorm Division” Hector Mirror 10-31-1918

Word was received in Hector the past week that the “Sandstorm Division,” long stationed at Camp Cody, had at last arrived over seas and we’ll be they were a happy bunch. To this Division belongs seven Hector boys… Read More

Letter from Carl O. Potter from France Hector Mirror 09-19-1918

July 29, 1918, Somewhere in FranceDear friends at home:I have received no letter from any of you lately but I know it is not your fault, and think maybe some of you may be interested to know I… Read More

Letter from Ray Hirt, Hector Mirror, 10-24-1918

Somewhere in France, Aug. 25, 1918 Dear Mr. Wisman & Members of the High School; Before leaving Hector for “Over There” I promised to write a letter from France, but I arrived too late for you to receive… 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

Soldier E M Butler Recovering From Wounds, Hector Mirror, 9-26-1918

An article of Sept. 9th, by a special Paris correspondent of the Minneapolis Tribune, contains the following information concerning a Hector soldier boy. “Mrs. E. J. Butler of Hector, Minn., whose son, E. M. Butler, a private of… Read More

Letter From Allen Wenz, Hector Mirror, 19 Sep 1918: Allen Wenz Says Uncle Sam Feeds the Boys Well, Praises Red Cross

Camp Grant, Ill., Sept. 8, 1918 My dear father, Will take pleasure in answering your letter this morning, Sunday, as I am feeling somewhat better now from vaccination shot. My arm is somewhat swollen yet and it burns… Read More

“Sandstorm Division”, Hector Mirror, 9-12-1918

Hector Boys Who Enlisted Early Make a Change at Last Are Now at Camp Dix, N.J., After 4 ½ Days Travel On April 26, 1917, The following Hector boys enlisted for the war: John S. Nelson, Dick Reidler,… Read More

Letter From Jesse Radohl, Hector Mirror, 10-17-1918: Letter From Another Hector Soldier Boy

Arcadia, Florida, Sept. 18, 1918 to Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Hable. My dear friends, I received your welcome letter the 16th and was glad to hear from you. Also hope this finds you in the best of health…. Read More

Letter from Harley McLaren, Hector Mirror, 10-31-1918

Somewhere in France, Sept. 28, 1918 Dear Mrs. Albert: After arriving in this new section I will write just a short letter and tell you that our move took ten nights on the road with the animals and… Read More