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Olivia Times June 20, 1918: 147 Men Selected for Army: Renville County Sends Largest Quota Next Monday

The list of men to report here Sunday is a follows: Leo Rudolph Abraham, Arthur Chester Abraham, Edward G. Agre, John Manley Allmon, Edwin Helsberg Anderson, Johannes Anderson, Leslie Antonsen, Joseph Henry Beck, Robert B. Bengston, Henry M…. Read More

Food Will Win the War published in the Bird Island Union August 8, 1918

BISCUITS (Using no Wheat) METHOD Sift dry materials together. Work in fat well. Combine liquid and dry material, handling lightly. Roll or pat ½ inch thick and cut as biscuits. Bake in a hot oven. Use a coarse… Read More

The World War Ends Bird Island Union 11-14-1918

Word was sent out at 5:00 A.M. on Monday, November 11, that , “The armistice had been signed. It was signed at 5 o’clock Paris time and hostilities ended at 11 o’clock, Paris time. Six A.M. Washington time… Read More

High Counties Will Name Battle Ships: All Ready for the 4th Liberty Loan Drive

Buffalo Lake News September 27, 1918: F.G. Nellermoe, County Chairman for Renville County in the Fourth Liberty Loan Bond sale has received the following message from A.R. Rogers the Chairman for the Ninth Federal District: Minneapolis, Minn. September… Read More

Olivia Soldier Dies in Service published in the Olivia Times 09/05/1919

Olivia Soldier Dies in Service: John Schanil Succumbs at Jefferson, MO and Remains are Brought to Olivia      The sad news of the death of John Schanil at Jefferson Barracks, MO was received here last week and it… Read More

Will Prepare War History for the State Published in the Fairfax Standard 9/5/1918

Will Prepare War History for the State: Plans Made to Preserve the Record in Which the Smallest Community Will Be Represented      The very important task of preserving the war history of the state has been taken… Read More

DEPARTMENT CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS published in the Olivia Times on April 4, 1918

DEPARTMENT CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS Fourteen Men From Renville County Enlist in U.S. Aviation Corps. — EIGHT OLIVIA BOYS ENLIST — Government May Call For More Volunteers from Minnesota in Near Future. A call was issued recently by the… Read More

Conscripts Called Into The Service published by the Olivia Times on February 14, 1918

CONSCRIPTS CALLED INTO THE SERVICE: List of Men Selected to Fill Quota and Who Will Leave February 23rd. Editors Note: If there is a * after the man’s name his picture is in the 1920 book Renville County… Read More

Sixty Nine Men in Next Call Olivia Times May 25, 1918

Sixty Nine Men in Next Call: Large Contingent to Leave Olivia on Wednesday Morning, May 29th. Editors Note: If there is a * after the man’s name his is pictured in the 1920 book Renville County in World… Read More

2018 Featured Town

Bird Island, Minnesota is the featured town of Renville County for 2018