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Charles A Heins, Olivia Times July 8, 1954

Funeral at Olivia Today For C. A. Heins Funeral services were held at 2:30 o’clock this Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church in Olivia for Chas. A. Heins, 80, of St. Paul and a well known former resident… Read More

James Marion Peckinpaugh, The Leader Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada May 17, 1939

J. M. Peckinpaugh Dies at Midale Midale – There passed away at his home in Midale James Peckinpaugh, one of the oldest and best-loved residents of Midale. James Marion Peckinpaugh was born Nov. 24, 1857, at Leavenworth, Indiana…. Read More

Mayor H.H. Neuenburg Answers Death Angel’s Sudden Summons, Olivia Times August 28, 1919

Olivia in Mourning Over the Death of its Prominent and Beloved Citizen. Was Spanish War Veteran and Major in National Guard. Funeral Today From Home. Henry H. Neuenburg, major of Olivia and beloved citizen is dead. The call… 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

Only Two Renville County newspaper recognized D-Day on June 8, 1944

Only two Renville County newspapers published a headline that stated the phrase “D-Day” on June 8, 1944, this included The Franklin Tribune and the Sacred Heart News. Today, June 6, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of this notorious… 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

Charles Buehler and Calmer Carlson Give Their All in Service of Country, Fairfax Standard, 12-5-1918

Another sad message reached this community last Sunday when Joseph Buehler received a telegram from the War department announcing the death of his son, Charles.The message stated that Charles had been killed in action in France, between the… Read More

Letter From Clarence Hassinger, Morton Enterprise, 8 Nov 1918

Perigueux, France, Sept. 28, 1918 Dear Mrs. Cook: I received your most welcome letter last night and six other ones wo I am quite busy today trying to answer all of them but I guess I will manage… Read More

Letter From Theodore Weltsch, Morton Enterprise, 11-8-1918

Camp Grant, Ill., Oct. 1918 Dear brother Joe, Received your letter today and was very glad to hear from you. I am over my sickness if I don’t get another one as it is awful damp out and… Read More

Letter from Fred Haas, Morton Enterprise, 11-8-1918

Overhere, Sept. 27, 1918 Friend Mr. Frantz, I thought I would write you a few lines. I am O.K. and enjoying life over here. How is everything back home? Everything is fine and dandy. Suppose you wonder why… Read More