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Fire Destroys Public School Building Last Wednesday Night published in the Bird Island Union March 9, 1916

Had a Good Start before Discovered–22 Below Temp Weather and Dep Snow Hampers Firemen–School to Resume Work Monday Morning. The Birds Island Public school building was totally destroyed by fire last Wednesday night. The fire was discovered by… Read More

BIRD ISLAND MUST WIN! DELEUDA EST OLIVIA! published in the Renville County Union newspaper on October 5, 1900.

Editor’s Note: Deleuda est Olivia translation: Olivia must be destroyed! The Renville County Union was published in Bird Island and would later on November 20, 1903, would be named the Bird Island Union. To the People of Renville… Read More

Red Cross Society’s Organization in 1864 published by the Bird Island Union June 28, 1917

International Scope of the Work Dates from the Geneva Convention The following history of the Red Cross Society published in the Renville Star Farmer of last week will be of interest to local people who are greatly interested… Read More

Contract for Hemp Mill to be Let Soon

Mills at Bird Island, Hutchinson, Lake Lillian and Grove City are Already Assured In a communication dated at Washington, March 30, Secretary of Commerce, Jesse Jones, announced the defense plant corporation has authorized execution of eight contracts for… Read More

Letter from George P Meurer, Bird Island Union, 26 Dec 1918

Lacourtine, France, Nov. 14, 1918 Dear Mother; Well, I will write a few lines to you this time. I suppose you are all glad that the dove of peace is flying over us again. It sure was some… Read More

Letter from William H Arlt, Bird Island Union, 12-26-1918

A Voice From France: An interesting Letter From William H. Arlt Somewhere in France, Nov. 24, 1918 Dear parents: Today is Sunday and no work, so I will write a few lines. It has been trying to rain… Read More

Letter from Albert L Fischer, Bird Island Union, 12-19-1918

Oct. 28 1918 The Bird Island Union, Bird Island, Minn., U.S.A. Dear Sirs: Regarding those hair raising experiences you might imagine I’m having so near the Hindenburg Line – to date there hasn’t been any to speak of,… Read More

Letter from Ira Strom, Bird Island Union, 12-5-1918

Somewhere in France, October 31st, 1918 Mr. H. C. Sherwood, Bird Island, Minn. Dear Friend Herb, In my other letter, which I wrote to you while on the transport on the way across, I stated that I would… Read More

Letter from Ora Huebner, Bird Island Union, 12-5-1918

Somewhere in Belgium, Oct. 26, 1918 Dear sister and all: I must write a few lines this evening as putting it off does not get anywhere. Received two of your letters in the last couple days of Aug…. Read More

Letter from Michael Young, Bird Island Union, 12-5-1918

Dear Union: I received three papers today and they made me happy to get them and to read about the news at home. I got a few some time ago. I noticed a little write-up about the Hindenburg… Read More