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George Paul Arlt, Bird Island Union, 12-12-1918

A Soldier’s Sacrifice George Paul Arlt Dies In France A telegram from the Adjutant General received Dec. 10, conveyed to Mr. and Mrs. Christ Arlt of Hector gave the sad news that their son, Geo Paul had been… 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

Letter From Harry E McKibben, Hector Mirror, 11-28-1918

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Whitney: Your letter received describing your trip to Pine City; how I would like to have been along. I am returning the picture of the fawn immediately, as it’s so easy to loose… Read More

Hector Mirror November 14, 1918, Charles Leroy Nelson

Here are two letters addressed to Mr. Nelson regarding the death of his son, Charles Leroy Nelson. U.S.S. Oklahoma, Marine Detachment October 22, 1918 My dear Mr. Nelson: Please pardon the liberty we take in sending this letter… Read More

Letter From Carl Potter, Hector Mirror, 11-14-1918

Somewhere in France, Sunday, Sept. 19, 1918 My dear mother, I will write a few lines to you and put it in my pocket as I don’t expect to get it mailed until after we go over the… Read More

Julius H. Jenson, Hector Mirror, 11-14-1918

Julius H. Jenson was born Jan. 9, 1892, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Jenson. He was a graduate of the Franklin High School in 1910 and taught school a few years, one term being in… Read More

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