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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

James Marion Peckinpaugh, The Leader Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada May 17, 1939

J. M. Peckinpaugh Dies at Midale Midale – There passed away at his home in Midale James Peckinpaugh, one of the oldest and best-loved residents of Midale. James Marion Peckinpaugh was born Nov. 24, 1857, at Leavenworth, Indiana…. Read More

Samuel R Miller, Olivia Times, January 18, 1931

Capt. Samuel R. Miller, Aged 90, Died Monday, Funeral Rites Today War Veteran and Pioneer Attorney Dead Olivia’s Oldest and an Esteemed Citizen Answers Last Bugle Call on January 12th S. R. Miller, Olivia’s oldest and an esteemed… Read More

Neuenburg Rites A Sad Occasion, Olivia Times, September 4, 1919

Last Obsequies for Beloved Olivia Mayor Held Thursday. Large Crowds Attends. The funeral of the late Henry H. Neuenburg, mayor of Olivia and one of the best-loved citizens of this county, was held from the home here last… Read More

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