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If you like warm temperatures, relatively speaking, then 2016 has been your year — so far.  In the months of January through March we've seen increasing above-normal temperatures each month culminating in a balmy 7 degrees above normal for March.  Spring and fall months are weather transition times...
Martha Fick
“Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4b KJV) Sven and Ingrid were going on a trip to Norway to visit relatives. They were scheduled to leave from the airport in Minneapolis. When they got to the city, Sven went to the headquarters of their local bank and asked for...
Brenda Winter
I don’t know if you know “The Johnny Appleseed Song” usually sung by church youth groups before they eat. It goes like this:   Oh, the Lord is good to me And so I thank the Lord For giving me The things I need Like the sun and the rain and the apple tree. The Lord is good to me Let’s eat!   It all...
George Bonnema
A relatively new annual flowering plant I’d like to feature today is the SunPatiens. Impatiens have been the flowering annual of choice for shade areas, but the old varieties were not happy growing in bright sun. This ”new and improved” class is happy, in fact, prefers bright sun. There are three...
Do you enjoy going to church on Sunday? Or on Saturday or Wednesday? There are many opportunities to do so here in Luverne and the surrounding area.  In 2013 the Pew Research Center reported that 37 percent of all Americans attended church on a weekly basis. (Pewresearch.org, Sept.13, 2013.) This...
Rick Peterson
This column is mostly about this, that and the other thing. Did you notice this past Easter weekend how Easter Sunday started out with the winter white stuff on the ground and then grass covered lawns by the end of the day? Compare that to this past Christmas. If you remember, that day started out...
Lori Sorenson
My college son spent some time over his Easter weekend volunteering for the Rock County Historical Society. It was an assignment for school, and he was grateful that Betty Mann had some work at the museum that he could help with. Somewhere in the process of clipping and filing information at the...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on April 18, 1924:   DRIVE FOR SALVATION ARMY FUND UNDERWAY   Annual Campaign to Raise funds for Support of Mercy Workers Started Wednesday   LOCAL COMMITTEE OF FOUR PLACED IN CHARGE   Receipts to Go Into General Fund of Organization to Aid the...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on March 28, 1924:   RELIEF FOR STARVING CHILDREN OF GERMANY   People of Rock county Asked To Help In Saving Two Million Kiddies Facing Starvation   COUNTY-WIDE DRIVE FOR FUNDS SOON TO BE MADE  Mayor Leach Appoints committee, With A. O. Moreaux as...
Mavis Fodness
There’s one sure sign that spring has arrived at my house. A bucket may not be as exciting as watching geese fly north or the winter wind having a little less bite. In my house the large container on the kitchen counter signifies spring is here. Along with the bucket, a rubber nipple and a two-...

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