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Published in the Morton Enterprise on February 4, 1916. Madison Basket Shooters will Endeavor to Lessen Morton’s Chances in District Championship Contest Local basketball fans are becoming intensely nervous in anticipation of the fast game to be played… Read More

Bird Island Turned Down…Supreme Court of Minnesota Decides Her Petition an Illegal One… Published in the Olivia Times on August 2, 1900.

The Supreme Court, by its decision on the 2nd of August, 1900, has turned the Bird Island petition down, holding in its decision that the Board of County Commissioners had no jurisdiction to act upon the said petition… Read More

American Legion and Its Purposes published in the Franklin Tribune September 18, 1919

Object of Soldier Organization is to Foster Americanism and Support Constitution. During the past few weeks, there has been some talk of organizing a post of the American Legion at Franklin but no action has so far been… Read More

Letter from Alma Kienlen, Fairfax Standard, 12-26-1918

Darling mother: Several days have slipped by and I haven’t written any letters. Have been waiting to hear from you. Received your letter yesterday written Oct. 8th, so guess I’m getting my mail a bit more regular. Hope… Read More

Letter from Howard C. Olson, Bird Island Union, 11-28-1918

Paragraphs taken from letters written Oct. 17 and 26 by Howard C. Olson, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Olson Somewhere in France, Sat. Oct. 26, 1918 Dear Mother and Father: This is Saturday morning and am… Read More

Thrilling Account of Aeroplane Trip, Renville Star Farmer, 9-26-1918

Renville Boy Now Located in Southern Camp Describes The Sensation of Sailing Above the Clouds Montgomery, Ala., Sept. 9, ‘18 Dear Mother: Well, were you able to read my last letter? Am afraid it was put together kind… Read More

Renville County Historical Society News December 2018

This year has flown by! The Museum is open Monday-Friday 10 AM – 4 PM. Closed 12/24-25 and 1/1/2019 for the holiday! The Museum will be closed the month of January for exhibit updates and reorganization. If you… Read More

Renville County Historical Society Yearbook Collection

Renville County Historical Society Yearbook Collection The Renville County Historical Society is seeking to add to the yearbook collection. Please see the list below of the current yearbooks in the Research Library. If you have any yearbooks to… Read More

Thirty-Four Men in Next Draft published in the Olivia Times on April 25, 1918

Thirty-Four Men in Next Draft published in the Olivia Times on April 25, 1918 Editors Note: If there is a * after the man’s name his picture is in the 1920 book Renville County in World War I… Read More

Preservation of History: Jails & More by Nicole Elzenga

As the Renville County Historical Society & Museum starts gearing up for the 2018 season I have a list of projects I want to complete for the year and one of the projects is the restoration of the… Read More