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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

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

Fairfax Branch of the Red Cross taken from the book “Renville County in World War I: 1917, 1918, 1919” published by the Olivia Times in 1920

OfficersChairman: Wm. FissVice-Chairman: Dr. A.M. CrandallSecretary: Mrs. Ellen RussellTreasurer: Mrs. Emily F. Sell The Fairfax Branch was organized on June 18, 1917. Its activities covered a large field, the townships of Cairo, Wellington, and Camp being within its… 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

The Victory Boys, Renville County Journal, 11-8-1918

The “Victory Boys & Victory Girls” is a new organization – an outgrowth of the needs of funds to carry on War Activities and of the enthusiasm of the young folks of our land to do their mite… 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

Fourth Liberty Loan Requirements, Renville County Journal, 11-8-1918

Renville County is required to raise $54,000 in the United War Fund Campaign between Nov. 11 and Nov. 18. Figure 5 per cent of the allotment for the Fourth Liberty Loan and pay your share with a smile…. Read More

Letter from Florense Grimes, Franklin Tribune, 12-25-1918

Saumur, France, November 24, 1918 Dear Dad, Well, dad, I’m going to open up and tell some of my experiences in the A.E.F. and the trip across Powder River. We have been given the privilege to do so…. Read More

Citizenship Questioned, Fairfax Standard, 12-12-1918

The citizenship of Herman Schmechel, state senator-elect from Renville county, and Bernard Loonan, senator-elect from Stearns county, may be questioned in contests before the Senate committee on elections, it is reported yesterday. Schmechel and Loonan are both said… Read More