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Rick Peterson
Tuesday of last week I got to take my granddaughter Brooke to day care. I was called into day care delivery duty because Brooke’s mom and dad were taking Brooke’s sister Ellie to the hospital early in the morning to have tubes put in her ears. Side note here: We had tubes put in our kids’ ears over...
Jason Berghorst
One of the things I enjoy most about this part-time summer reporter job is talking to people about what’s interesting in their lives. Usually the “real” news is taken care of by the professionals here and I get to focus on stories that are sometimes classified as “human interest.” By definition,...
George Bonnema
I just seem to be giving you more things to do each time I write this, but maybe you pick the things you like to do or want to do like a menu ... at least I’m trying to keep you up to speed. So now we are into August, and last week I mentioned thinning or dividing bearded iris. August is also the...
Rick Peterson
Another great Hot Dog Night has come and gone. You’re probably thinking summer has hit the midway point and you’re wondering, “Where did the summer go?” But then you realize there’s a lot more to come before we close the book on the summer of 2018. The Rock County Fair gets underway next week....
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-...

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