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Renville County Country (Rural) School Districts by Township

Bandon: 29, 60, 66, 69, 124Beaver Falls: 4, 5, 6, 7, 135Birch Cooley: 2, 3, 13, 19, 20, 55, 96Bird Island: 64, 85, 103, 123Boon Lake: 25, 34, 38, 77, 120, 122Brookfield: 49, 99, 118, 133, 134, 138,… Read More

Fire Destroys Public School Building Last Wednesday Night published in the Bird Island Union March 9, 1916

Had a Good Start before Discovered–22 Below Temp Weather and Dep Snow Hampers Firemen–School to Resume Work Monday Morning. The Birds Island Public school building was totally destroyed by fire last Wednesday night. The fire was discovered by… Read More

Cocoa Cappuccino Mousse Recipe

Editor’s Note: In honor of #ChocolateMousseday I wanted to share my favorite recipe for making a quick mousse (no separating eggs involved). The recipe was found in a Taste of Home magazine years ago. Reminder when cataloging your… Read More

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

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

1986 Laker Graduates Buffalo Lake High School

Baumgarten, Mona Lynn Burgstahler, Beth Michelle Burgstahler, Joel Denton Dobberstein, Jody Ann Ewert, Merrellen Jencine Fredrickson, Keri Jo Glaeser, Craig Warren Hillman, Lisa Ann Inselman, Kelly Jean Kadelbach, Teresa Ann Krumrey, Bradley Kenneth Kubesh, Kathleen Louise Moore, Amanda… Read More

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

We NEED Renville County School Yearbooks (Annuals)! UPDATED 4-7-2020

The Renville County Historical Society needs your help to add to the Research Library’s Yearbook Collection. The list below is the current copies we have in the Research Library. If you have yearbooks to donate please contact Nicole… Read More

Tornado published in the Bird Island Blizzard July 21, 1881

Very, fortunately, we escaped the tornado of last Friday, although one of the hardest storms that we have ever had, accompanied by rain and hail struck this place on that day at about 3 o’clock P.M., lasting about… 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