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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

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

MRS. HORACE JOHNSON GETS LETTER FROM BROTHER published Hector Mirror July 4, 1918

Somewhere in France May 27, 1918 Dear sister: Will write a few lines today. Have not much to write about, just to let you know I’m well and getting along fine. Received the box of candy and other… Read More

Letter from W.H. Ashley to Mrs. Wm. Adwell published in the Renville Star Farmer July 18, 1918

Mrs. Wm. Adwell received a letter from W.H. Ashley who was in the same company of Marines with Palmer Adwell and was only a short distance from him when he fell in battle. We are pleased to have… Read More

Letter from Claude Smith published in the Morton Enterprise June 28, 1918

Claude Smith Hampton Roads, VA Dear Sister, Well, I guess it’s about time to answer your welcome letter I received some time ago. I thought I would tell you about the trip down here. Some change from the… Read More

ANXIOUS TO GET OVER TO HELP IN BIG DRIVE published by Fairfax Standard June 6, 1918

Fred Bregel Writes Interesting Letter of Camp Experiences A long letter from Private Fred Bregel to his Fairfax friends written on both K. Of C. and Y.M.C.A. stationery was received last week too late for the Standard issue…. Read More

Community Service Flag Dedicated published in the Fairfax Standard on June 6, 1918

Memorial Day Program Devoted to the Present Day Soldiers and Nurses Memorial Day in Fairfax was not only a tribute to the defenders of our country in former days, but, very appropriately, it was an expression of gratitude… Read More

Letter From Florense Grimes published in the Franklin Tribune August 8, 1918

Florense Thomas Grimes born 25 Feb 1892 died 17 Jul 1968 July 24, 1918 Dear Sister, Just got straightened out in my new home and like it fine. We left Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, about 3 P.M. Monday… Read More

From France published by the Olivia Times August 29, 1918

The following letter was received this week by the editor of the News from William C. Fredrickson, one of the boys in the February draft who left from here. Somewhere in France, July 30, 1918 Dear Thomas; I… Read More

Food Will Win the War published in the Bird Island Union August 8, 1918

BISCUITS (Using no Wheat) METHOD Sift dry materials together. Work in fat well. Combine liquid and dry material, handling lightly. Roll or pat ½ inch thick and cut as biscuits. Bake in a hot oven. Use a coarse… Read More