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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

War Fund Campaign, Bird Island Union, 12-12-1918

Report by Districts We give below a synopsis of the report of Renville County’s United War Fund Campaign. G. O. Bergan, Captain Sacred Heart District, cash $6084.50, pledged $4176.25, allotment $10,224.00 subscribed $10,260.75. Dr. A. M. Erickson, Captain… Read More

Died at Training Camp, Renville Star Farmer, 11-14-1918

Odeon Swieven Passed Away October 25th in Georgia It is said and being so sudden, is doubly distressing to the family and friends when a young life is snatched from us. Odeon Sweiven, son of Mr. and Mrs…. Read More

Funeral of Lieut F L Hammerstrand, Renville County Journal, 11-8-1918

The funeral services of Lieut. Frank L. Hammerstrand were held Thursday afternoon, Oct. 24 at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew G. Hammerstrand, on South Washington Street. A quartette composed of Misses Edna Larson and… Read More

LARGE DRAFT ENTRAINS TODAY: Half of Number to go to Camp Cody and Balance to Camp Forest, GA – Late Registrants Included. Olivia Times 10-24-1918

No Public Reception Will be Held on Account of the Influenza Epidemic. Bird Island: Lloyd L. Battershell, Warren J. Gallery, Carl Heinzelman, Vincent Hurley, Engvald Johnson, Frank R. Karp, Edward A. Kenning, John Neumann, Gust Olinger, Leonard Selle,… Read More

Many Deaths From Influenza, Olivia Times, 10-10-1918

Many Deaths of Renville County People in Army Camps and Among Civilians: Four Funerals at Hector – Mother and Son at Renville Die a Few Hours Apart and are Buried Together Great anxiety is caused over the rapid… Read More

Letter from Elmer Midby, Renville County Journal, 9-20-1918: A Delayed Letter From A Soldier

The letter which follows was received in this office for publication some time ago but on account of much other material clamoring for space it has, each time, been left out. We publish it with the feeling that… Read More

Abner Rude, Killed In Action, Renville County Journal, September 6, 1918

Abner, a son of Mr. & Mrs. T.A. Rude, formerly residents of Sacred Heart, but now of South St. Paul, was killed in action in France on August 8th. Abner was 22 yrs. Old, a private in the… Read More

Letter for Helmuth Kurth, Renville County Journal, 10-25-1918

September 7th, 1918 Dear Pa and all; It has been some time since it has been very convenient for me to write for most generally during the past month of so we have moved almost daily and we… Read More

Dr Hammerstrand Died Last Sunday, Renville County Journal, 10-15-1918

Faithful and Untiring Doctor in the Prime of Life Yields to the Grim Reaper As had been previously announced. Dr. F. L. Hammerstrand had volunteered his services in the U. S. Army and had made plans to leave… Read More