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The Victory Boys, Renville County Journal, 11-8-1918

The “Victory Boys & Victory Girls” is a new organization – an outgrowth of the needs of funds to carry on War Activities and of the enthusiasm of the young folks of our land to do their mite… Read More

Compiling State War History, Morton Enterprise, 12-20-1918

Story of Minnesota’s Share in Great War to be Made Permanent Record A meeting of the Minnesota War Records Commission, which was authorized by the Public Safety Commission and appointed by Governor Burnquist, will hold another meeting at… Read More

Fourth Liberty Loan Requirements, Renville County Journal, 11-8-1918

Renville County is required to raise $54,000 in the United War Fund Campaign between Nov. 11 and Nov. 18. Figure 5 per cent of the allotment for the Fourth Liberty Loan and pay your share with a smile…. Read More

Letter from Florense Grimes, Franklin Tribune, 12-25-1918

Saumur, France, November 24, 1918 Dear Dad, Well, dad, I’m going to open up and tell some of my experiences in the A.E.F. and the trip across Powder River. We have been given the privilege to do so…. Read More

Citizenship Questioned, Fairfax Standard, 12-12-1918

The citizenship of Herman Schmechel, state senator-elect from Renville county, and Bernard Loonan, senator-elect from Stearns county, may be questioned in contests before the Senate committee on elections, it is reported yesterday. Schmechel and Loonan are both said… Read More

Letter from Joseph Malacek, Olivia Times, 11-28-1918

Last Letter By Soldier Joseph Malacek (Malecek) Writes Home While in Hospital Shortly Before Death Calls Him New Mexico, Oct. 30, 1918 Dearest Mary: How are you all getting along? Well, we are on the place now. We… 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

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 Florense Grimes, Franklin Tribune, 11-14-1918

On Active Service, Oct. 6, 1918 Franklin Tribune, Just received a Tribune today, the second one since I arrived and I guess it reminded me that it’s some time since I wrote. I read it until I know… Read More