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Mavis Fodness
Luverne Homecoming King Mark Robinson was surrounded by three friends intent on unscrewing the decorative nut on top of the scepter he received during the coronation ceremony. The mom voice in me told me to see what shenanigans these teenagers were up to. I quickly snapped a photo of the foursome,...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on October 16, 1931, and is the last in a series about Luverne's Rock River bridge. Senator Schall, after a brief statement concerning good roads, gave a political speech lasting an hour and a half. The following is the ending of his speech: Rock...
Brenda Winter
It’s time for my annual CT scan to confirm that the anal cancer I was treated for a year ago is still gone. I had a simple question. “How much is this scan going to cost?”  My annual deductible has kicked in again, which means the first $10,000 of this year’s post-cancer surveillance spending is on...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on October 16, 1931, and is the third in a series about Luverne's Rock River bridge. Senator Schall, after a bried statement concerning good roads, gave a political speech lasting an hour and a half. The following is the second part of this speech....
Rick Peterson
If you haven’t bought your ticket to The Rock County Pheasants Forever banquet, time is running out. The 33rd annual banquet is next Thursday night, Oct. 5, at Grand Prairie Events. Note the new location. For years the annual banquet flip-flopped back and forth between Sharkee’s and the Blue Mound...
Lori Sorenson
Siri is slowly doing away with recipe books, how-to manuals and other tried and true handy references. Our old backyard apple tree has been busy bearing fruit, and we’ve been busy harvesting. Since our McIntosh apples are somewhat “vintage” I consulted my 1950s-era community cookbooks for old-...
Mavis Fodness
Since March, the empty nest stage I thought I crossed into last September has not been the experience I envisioned. As the last of the four children chose to join the Air National Guard and set off to basic training a year ago, I pictured tackling those back-burner projects to keep my mind off no...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on October 16, 1931, and is the first in a series about Luverne's Rock River bridge.   NEW BRIDGE AND PAVING DEDICATED YESTERDAY   Senator Schall and Charles Forbes, “Granddad” of Highway System, Participate in Program.   ROAD IMPROVEMENTS BIG ASSET...
Rick Peterson
It’s been a productive summer around here. By that I mean it’s been a productive few months in the baby department here at the office as well as in my family. Abbe, our production manager here at the office, had her second son at the end of July. My daughter Jenna had daughter No. 2 on Aug. 10. Our...
Brenda Winter
My husband, youngest daughter and I arose early that morning. Our mission for the day was to drive to Beatrice, Nebraska, to view the total eclipse of the sun scheduled to happen there around noon. NASA promoted the event like this: “On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to...

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