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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

Soldiers, Sailors, Marines published in the Sacred Heart Journal Sept 12, 1919

Will hold a meeting in the Village hall Monday, Sept. 22 at 8 o’clock for the purpose of organizing a post of the American Legion. Editor’s Note: The Sacred Heart Post # 229 is named for Joseph Viken… Read More

Danube is the 2020 Featured Town Winner!

WINNER OF THE 2019 RENVILLE COUNTY FAIR ‘DONATE TO VOTE CONTEST’ is DANUBE, MINNESOTA! Results of the ‘DONATE TO VOTE’ contest for 2019 have the city of Danube as the winner for the 2020 Featured Town in the Main Museum… 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

Killed in France, Fairfax Standard, December 26, 1918

The many friends in this vicinity of Captain Oscar Youngdahl better known at Professor Youngdahl will be grieved to learn of his death, which occurred in France on October 8. Deceased put in two years of earnest work… Read More

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

Story of Minnesota‚Äôs 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

Raymond Mantel, Fairfax Standard, 12-19-1918

Wounded in France Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Mantel received a message from the War Department Monday that their son Raymond was severely wounded while in action in France. The telegram stated that Raymond received his wound October 17,… Read More

Fourth Liberty Loan Bond Flag, Bird Island Union, 12-19-1918

Our Flag Contains Twelve Stars, What Does Yours Contain? Tim Hurley came into the office on Saturday forenoon with a broad smile on his face, and something wrapped up in a late issue of the Bird Island Union… Read More

Letter from Clarence Hassinger, Morton Enterprise, 12-27-1918

Periguiux, France,               Dec. 4, 1918 Dear Mother and All, Well, I have a little time this morning so will try and write you a few lines to let you know I am well and still feeling fine…. Read More

Letter from Lewis Dvorak, Renville Star Farmer, 12-26-1918

Dear Mother: I received your letter a few days ago and I was glad to get a letter from home. I am fine and dandy. Hope these lines will find you all the same. What are you all… Read More