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Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on January 18, 1924:   FARMERS TO BE PROVIDED WITH HITCHING PLACES   Home Automotive Co. Tenders Use of Vacant Lots for This Purpose to Luverne Commercial Club   Accepting the offer of the Home Automotive Co., to donate the use of the vacant lots at...
George Bonnema
I have finished my hibernation! It amazes me that when we finally get to see the sun in the morning after weeks of cloudy weather, we realize that our daylight hours have increased dramatically. That mean it’s time for gardeners to get to work ... that means me, and I’m loving it! If you have...
Mavis Fodness
We are all going to die someday. It is a fact. Simply put. But we humans continue to deny or simply ignore death as a part of our lifecycles. We are often unprepared when the Grim Reaper comes calling. Unprepared as having one part of the burial ritual already completed for family members: The...
We hear a lot of talk about love. But do we really know what love is? The apostle John writes, “God is love” (1 John 4:8). He then adds, “In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we...
Brenda Winter
Our cat is sick. And I am not a cat person. I grew up on a farm where the average life expectancy of a cat was about three years. Causes of death among farm cats include the milk truck, a tractor, a car, a dog, a trap, hypothermia, a horse, a cow, another cat — and of course, disease. Sad but true...
“Judge not, that you be not judged.” Matthew 7:1    Sven was riding the city bus to town. When he reached his stop, it looked like rain and without thinking he picked up the umbrella belonging to the man sitting next to him. “Stop, thief,” Lars yelled. “Stop dat man. He took my umbrella.” Sven...
Rick Peterson
It’s been a couple of weeks since the youngest Peterson grandson took the ice for his first mini-mite tournament. Tournament maybe isn’t the right word because they didn’t keep score; there was no goalie in the net because there was no net. Come to find out that for the mini-mites instead of nets...
Lori Sorenson
For Christmas we gave Matt wireless headphones to listen to the TV without interference from, well, us, essentially. Carson can practice percussion or play the piano and I can be on the phone or clattering dishes and the xBox downstairs can play at full volume without interfering with Matt’s hockey...
And He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered Him, ‘You are the Christ.’” (Mark 8:29 ESV) An elderly woman walked into a local country church. A friendly usher greeted her at the door and helped her up the flight of steps. “Where would you like to sit today?” he asked politely...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on December 28, 1923:   SHORTAGE OF GOOD HOME GROWN SEED IS INDICATED   County Agent Roske Seeks to Locate Good Local Grown Seed for Distribution In County   In consideration of the great shortage this year of good, clean, home-grown seed of many...

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