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OK, in the spirit of full disclosure, I had a birthday about three weeks ago ... and as the years add up, so do the aches and pains. My most recent pain flare-up centered around my neck area. As with most things that go on in my life, they become topics of conversation at the office. During one of...
My favorite stubborn German had a stroke last week. My 80-year-old dad was out for a ride on his motorcycle when he noticed the sides of the road seemed out of focus. It was hard to balance when he came to a stop at an intersection, and he didn’t pull in the clutch before he shifted. Getting the...
George Bonnema Luverne horticulturalist The calendar says September so I’ll admit that we’ve moved out of summer even though I regret giving up the wonderful long days and opportunities of seeing progressive growth in flowers and vegetables ... now we are into the “wrap up” season.  If you are...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on December 25, 1952.   Skaters Now Using New Rink On So. McKenzie   “The best skating rink we've ever had,” is the opinion Luverne’s youngsters have of the city’s new ice rink at the corner of McKenzie and Warren street. The rink was opened...
The month of September got off to a bad start for me when I learned about the passing of Cliff Boom. Boom passed away on the first day of September at the age of 70, and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one to be saddened by the news of his death. As an employee of the First Farmers and Merchants State...
Apparently meal kit delivery is a thing. It’s not quite restaurant delivery in that you still have to cook it, and it’s more than grocery delivery, because you don’t have to plan the menu. The meal ingredients are delivered to your doorstep to be cooked in your own kitchen. They’re already cleaned...
Question: If I sell my vehicle to a private party, what do you recommend I do to protect myself in the event the new owner gets into a crash or is arrested prior to them transferring the title into their name? Answer: If the vehicle you sold is involved in a hit and run or pursuit and the driver...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on December 18, 1952.   Half Million Dollars In Corn Loans Made Here   Another Half Million Bushels Sold This Fall   Rock County farmers have converted their 1952 corn crop into more than $1,000,000 in cash since the crop was harvested this fall...
As mentioned in a column a couple weeks ago, I had sneaky feeling 2018 could be a good year for the Adrian Dragon volleyball team. After seeing the Dragons in action for the first time last Thursday night in Adrian, I’ve become even more of a believer in the team that wears the colors of blue and...
I know what you’re thinking — not another column about the Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener. But it’s only seven weeks away and there is still a lot to plan and finalize. We are entering the “dot the I’s and cross the T’s” time of hosting this event. The final schedule of events has been laid out...

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