Kremlin Montana News History, 1940 - 1946

Kremlin's History Chronicled Through The Newspapers

Kremlin Montana News History, 1940 - 1946 from several sources.
Contains news of the Kremlin residents who served in WWII.

June 25, 1946, Havre Daily News

Mr. and Mrs. T. Laughnan and son, Louis, were supper guests last Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Zagatta.

Morris Allison of Havre spent Monday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Allison.

Mr. and Mrs. L.R. Cameron and granddaughter, Bonnie Ross Haines have been visiting in Seattle, Washington at the home of their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Cameron.

Miss Bertha Haugen arrived last Sunday from Los Angeles, Calif., to spend a month here at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Christ Haugen. Mrs. Leila Sears, who formerly lived in the Kremlin community, accompanied her here for a visit with friends.

Ralph Johnson, and daughter, Kay, had as supper guests last Thursday, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sorenson, Hazel Sorenson, and Mrs. Harry Sorenson and daughter, Jill, of Oakland, Calif.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hutchinson of Shelby are the parents of a baby daughter born at the hospital in Havre, June 22. Mrs. Hutchinson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kezar of Kremlin.

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Knutson entertained at a picnic supper at Fresno Dam Friday evening for Mrs. Harry Sorenson who is visiting here from Oakland, Calif. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Sorenson, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Knutson, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Knutson, Mr. and Mrs. Norton Johnson, Miss Hazel Sorenson, and Martin Johnson.

Diana Johnson and Beverly Trulson, aged six, decided Kremlin was a very dull place for little girls on the first day of summer and so Friday afternoon, June 21, they started hitch-hiking to Texas to visit Beverly's brother, Jack, who is stationed at an army camp there. They carried an extra sun suit in a paper sack, but were otherwise unprepared for the long trip, which terminated about two miles east of town when someone recognized them on the highway and reported their whereabouts to their mothers.

July 3, 1945, Havre Daily News

Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Swift and son, Staff Sgt. Gene Swift of Rudyard and daughter Mrs. R. Lindsay and daughter of Spokane were dinner guests last Tuesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Beck, son-in-law and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Swift.

Lorraine and Carol Cady have returned from Butte where they had spent two weeks with their sister, Mrs. Dan Corbett.

E. M. Allison and son Sgt. James Allison left Friday evening for Denver, from where James will continue to camp at Laredo, Tex., and Mr. Allison will go to Wichita, Kan., to visit with relatives.

Mrs. John Donoven and brother George left last week for Spokane where they will visit with relatives.

Mrs. Jas. Schucha has returned from South Dakota where she had gone for doctors' care.

Mrs. Lee Kezar has received word from her son Leon in Calif., where he had docked after spending many months in the south Pacific. He expects to be home on furlough sometime in July.

Phillip Kreiger of Lodge Grass visited here at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Vogel. Ed Kreiger, son of Mr. Kreiger also visited here at the Vogel home. Mr. Kreiger was recently honorably discharged from the army after five years of service, serving in the south Pacific.

A picnic was held on Sunday at Fresno dam picnic grounds for Sgt. and Mrs. Alvin Johnson. Guests were the Lloyd and Donald Donoven families, Mr. and Mrs. Wade Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Winter, Mrs. Norton Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Knutson and son Arlen, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Johnson and family, and Martin Johnson.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Howser have had as guest the past week Mrs. Howser's father, who was enroute to North Dakota from Arizona where he had spent his winter months.

Warrant Officer and Mrs. Dalys Kezar returned to Colorado, Colo., after visiting here at the home of Mr. Kezar's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kezar. Miss Geraldine Kezar accompanied them to Colorado.

Lt. George C. Petrie arrived in Kremlin Sunday morning from Norfolk, VA., to spend a short leave at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Petrie.

Sgt. and Mrs. Alvin Johnson left Thursday for Wisconsin after spending two weeks here visiting Johnson's father, Martin Johnson and other relatives. Sgt. Johnson only recently returned from Germany where he had been held as a prisoner for four months. Johnson said he had never at any time been held in a prison camp as the Germans kept them continually on the move to keep them from the Americans who were gradually hemming them in. When it became apparent that they would shortly be liberated, the guards walked away from them.

June 27, 1944, Havre Daily News
Kremlin Junior Workers

The Kremlin Junior Victory Workers held their regular 4-H club meeting at the Kremlin Cafe. Mrs. Norton Johnson, leader, and Patty Kezar were hostesses. Following the business meeting games were played. A delicious lunch was served by the hostesses after which the girls collected scrap paper to help out in the salvage campaign.

January 28, 1943, Havre Daily News

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wall have moved to Havre on account of the bad roads to their farm north of town.

Arnold Sorenson and daughter Sonya returned to Kremlin last Wednesday after three months spent in Great Falls where he has been working at the airport. Mrs. Sorenson and daughter Sandra will return the end of this month.

John Donoven returned last Friday from Los Angeles, Calif., where he had visited with Mr. and Mrs. Norton Johnson and other friends and with his sister-in-law Miss Gertrude Van Heesch.

The Lutheran Ladies Aid was postponed last Thursday due to very bad weather.

Mrs. Joe Hollenhorst is a patient at the hospital in Havre recovering from an attack of flu.

Miss Katherine Gatzmeier spent the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ordway.

Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Koble made a trip to Havre Tuesday.

Corporal Woodrow Laughnan is here on furlough from Martinez, Calif., visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Laughnan. Corporal Laughnan enlisted immediately after graduation from high school here last spring.

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