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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

High School Sports of Renville County Upcoming Exhibit!

The Renville County Historical Society & Museum (RCHS) is in the process of putting together a special exhibit for this fall & winter on the High School Sports of Renville County. RCHS is seeking the donation or loan… 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

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

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

Bond Slackers Are Penalized, Olivia Times, 11-18-1918

Henry Bleick and Joseph Graml of Cairo Arrested on Bench Warrants Flag Kissin Exercise Here — Both Pay Fines and Subscribe for Liberty Bonds and to Red Cross Henry Bleick and Joseph Graml, Liberty Bond slackers of Fairfax,… Read More

William Bruggeman, Fairfax Standard, 11-14-1918

Schrapnel Wound Takes Young Man – William Bruggeman Gives His Life in Devoted Service to Country After weeks of suspense and anxiety following the report of injury to her son, William, on the battlefield in France, Mrs. Bruggeman… Read More

Letter form Ingveald Haggestad, Fairfax Standard, 10-10-1918

U.S.S. Kimberly, Sept. 7, 1918 Dear Mother; Well I suppose it is about time that I write you a line to let you know that I am alive and that I am having a good time. I am… Read More

Influenza Abating, Fairfax Standard, 10-24-1918

After a siege of ten days or two weeks, Spanish Influenza in Fairfax seems to be on the wane. By this it should not be taken that all danger contracting the disease is over, for there are still… Read More

Death of Soldier, Fairfax Standard, 10-10-1918

Mr. and Mrs. John Semerud received a telegram from the War department at Washington, Saturday of last week announcing the death of their son, Otto. Only a few hours before they received a telegram telling of Otto’s serious… Read More