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You probably heard this a hundred times last week, but I say again, “Fall is in the air.”   With last week’s cooler temperatures — and even a little frost … more
To the Editor: I have a couple of questions that I would appreciate if someone could answer about the Republican Party. Some years ago they went on a religious campaign against all sorts … more
Every year on Sept. 17, our nation observes Constitution Day. This day is set aside to recognize the anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. As Americans, we owe so much … more
Matt and I were married last week.   Finally. After nearly eight years of courtship from our respective sides of the county. And our respective professional … more
The Star Herald this week carries a story about bullying in schools. Most bullying attention to date has centered on teaching children to be kind.   We’ve had character building … more
I believe that nature provides resources for healing from illnesses — including cancer — in our own backyards. My belief was encouraged this summer when I learned that my parents … more
I hope your garden has been as productive as mine has been this year. It seems as if I have spent a lot of time harvesting the last two weeks. This morning I loaded the dehydrator with Roma … more
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on September 13, 1935:   Fire Department, Drum Corps To Take Part in Celebration at Rock Rapids Firemen’s Jubilee to be held … more
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on September 2, 1921:   5,000 POUND CHARGE OF DYNAMITE FIRED Quartzite Quarries Company Make Record Blast at Mound Plant … more
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is all the rage right now, raising money for a very worthy cause. As you watch the videos of the ice bucket challenge, it’s fun to see all the creative ways … more
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