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BASKETBALL BOYS TWICE DEFEAT OLIVIA

Published in the Morton Enterprise on February 25, 1916. First Victory Here Friday Night With 65 to 15 Score. Tuesday Evening at Olivia Armory Morton Wins With Fine Score of 23 – 18 After a successful victory over… Read More

The New Renville County Court House published in a Minnesota Newspaper circa July 1901

Editor’s Note: While organizing in the Research Library I located this newspaper clipping. See below for the letter submitted by Mr. Gilbert in 1974. The letter shows how much pride we can have in our hometowns and counties…. Read More

County Records Gone published in the Morton Enterprise on May 10, 1895

Arab like, the county officials have broken camp at Beaver Falls and pitched their tents in Olivia. They claim they had no right to transact business in Beaver Falls, after the dissolving of the injunction which held them… 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

Samuel R Miller, Olivia Times, January 18, 1931

Capt. Samuel R. Miller, Aged 90, Died Monday, Funeral Rites Today War Veteran and Pioneer Attorney Dead Olivia’s Oldest and an Esteemed Citizen Answers Last Bugle Call on January 12th S. R. Miller, Olivia’s oldest and an esteemed… Read More

Neuenburg Rites A Sad Occasion, Olivia Times, September 4, 1919

Last Obsequies for Beloved Olivia Mayor Held Thursday. Large Crowds Attends. The funeral of the late Henry H. Neuenburg, mayor of Olivia and one of the best-loved citizens of this county, was held from the home here last… 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

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

Letter from Lawrence Schafer, Olivia Times, 12-26-1918

Somewhere in France November 23, 1918 Dear Folks at home: Just a line to tell you the war is over which you undoubtly already know, and I was in the last big battle with the famous 5th Division… Read More

Letter from Ben Leonard, Olivia Times, 12-26-1918

The following letter was received last week by Sol Bergstrom from Ben Leonard: France, November 17, 1918 Dear Sol: Sunday and have been thinking of you for some days so going to pen you a few lines at… Read More