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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

Red Cross Society’s Organization in 1864 published by the Bird Island Union June 28, 1917

International Scope of the Work Dates from the Geneva Convention The following history of the Red Cross Society published in the Renville Star Farmer of last week will be of interest to local people who are greatly interested… Read More

Soldiers, Sailors, Marines published in the Sacred Heart Journal Sept 12, 1919

Will hold a meeting in the Village hall Monday, Sept. 22 at 8 o’clock for the purpose of organizing a post of the American Legion. Editor’s Note: The Sacred Heart Post # 229 is named for Joseph Viken… Read More

Salvation Army “Donut Lassies” June 1, 2019 National Donut Day!

Beginning in 1917, approximately 250 Salvation Army volunteers provided assistance during World War I to American soldiers in battle on the front lines in France. Two female Salvation Army officers, Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance had… Read More

Opportunity at Training Camp, Fairfax Standard, 12-5-1918

Chas. Lammers, Branch Chairman of the Military Training Camp Association, has received an announcement to the effect that authorization has been made for a citizen’ training camp in the Officer’s Training area at Zachary Taylor cantonment near Louisville,… 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

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

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