441 North Park Drive, Morton, MN 56270 info@renvillecountyhistory.com 507.697.6147

Tag: olivia

The New Renville County Court House published in a Minnesota Newspaper circa July 1901

Editor’s Note: While organizing in the Research Library I located this newspaper clipping. See below for the letter submitted by Mr. Gilbert in 1974. The letter shows how much pride we can have in our hometowns and counties…. Read More

County Records Gone published in the Morton Enterprise on May 10, 1895

Arab like, the county officials have broken camp at Beaver Falls and pitched their tents in Olivia. They claim they had no right to transact business in Beaver Falls, after the dissolving of the injunction which held them… Read More

BIRD ISLAND MUST WIN! DELEUDA EST OLIVIA! published in the Renville County Union newspaper on October 5, 1900.

Editor’s Note: Deleuda est Olivia translation: Olivia must be destroyed! The Renville County Union was published in Bird Island and would later on November 20, 1903, would be named the Bird Island Union. To the People of Renville… Read More

Charles A Heins, Olivia Times July 8, 1954

Funeral at Olivia Today For C. A. Heins Funeral services were held at 2:30 o’clock this Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church in Olivia for Chas. A. Heins, 80, of St. Paul and a well known former resident… 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

Mayor H.H. Neuenburg Answers Death Angel’s Sudden Summons, Olivia Times August 28, 1919

Olivia in Mourning Over the Death of its Prominent and Beloved Citizen. Was Spanish War Veteran and Major in National Guard. Funeral Today From Home. Henry H. Neuenburg, major of Olivia and beloved citizen is dead. The call… 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

Olivia Makes Day Memorable, Olivia Times, 11-21-1918

Patriotic Outburst in Olivia As War End and the Peace Treaty Signed Big Patriotic Street Parade Program of Music and Speaking in Armory with Motion Picture and Dancing The war is over and from every American heart the… Read More