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Danube is the 2020 Featured Town Winner!

WINNER OF THE 2019 RENVILLE COUNTY FAIR ‘DONATE TO VOTE CONTEST’ is DANUBE, MINNESOTA! Results of the ‘DONATE TO VOTE’ contest for 2019 have the city of Danube as the winner for the 2020 Featured Town in the Main Museum… Read More

Memories of a Coach: How Franklin Changed by Life by Coach Ron Eickhoff

BY Coach Ron Eickhoff I had never heard of Franklin, MN, when I was job-searching after graduating from St. Cloud State in 1960. Then I got a phone call from H.A. Mahler, Superintendent at Franklin.  We agreed to… Read More

Only Two Renville County newspaper recognized D-Day on June 8, 1944

Only two Renville County newspapers published a headline that stated the phrase “D-Day” on June 8, 1944, this included The Franklin Tribune and the Sacred Heart News. Today, June 6, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of this notorious… 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 Claude Smith, Morton Enterprise, December 20, 1918

U.S.S. Texas, Nov. 24, 1918 Dear Sister: Well, I thought I would drop you a few lines tonight being it is Sunday. Censorship is lifted now so a person can write a decent letter. I am well and… Read More

Letter from Carl Hurtig, Buffalo Lake News, 12-20-1918

The News received the following letter last week from Carl Hurtig who has been in active service in France for several months. November 4th, 1918 Dear Mr. Foster: You will probably be surprised to hear from me as… Read More

Letter from Ted Berning, Renville Star Farmer, 12-19-1918

Somewhere in France, November 20, 1918 Dear Mr. Reid: It has been a long time since I wrote you any news. I am going to write but a few lines today. It will probably not be the kind… Read More

Letter from Winston “Scout” George, Renville Star Farmer, 12-19-1918

Somewhere in France, Nov. 18th, 1918 Dear Mother: Well Ma I’m still living and thank the good Lord the war is over. I was over the top six times in this last big drive which ended the war,… Read More

Letter from Ed Foss, Franklin Tribune, 12-19-1918

Ed Foss Writes of Life in France to Thomas Grimes Stenay, France, Nov. 17, 1918 Dear friend Tom, It seems a long time now since I last saw you but, Tom, take it for granted it won’t be… Read More

Raymond Mantel, Fairfax Standard, 12-19-1918

Wounded in France Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Mantel received a message from the War Department Monday that their son Raymond was severely wounded while in action in France. The telegram stated that Raymond received his wound October 17,… Read More