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Lori Sorenson
My kitchen smelled amazing Saturday. The stovetop was a happy place of simmering aromatic good stuff from the garden. Not from my garden. I don’t have a garden. But you wouldn’t know it judging by the abundance of garden produce that accumulates regularly on my countertops and in my fridge....
Rick Peterson
The combines are rolling, pumpkins are showing up on front porches, and hopefully the lights will once again light up Cardinal Field. All this points to one thing – Tuesday is the first day of autumn, my favorite season. Even the name autumn sounds better than the other seasons. Spring and summer...
Betty Mann
It was while these conditions prevailed that Beaver Creek became an incorporated village. In the summer of 1884 the residents petitioned Judge Severance of the district court for an order declaring the village incorporated. The court heard the petition August 27 and on September 19 issued the...
Scott Rall
The temperatures are sure showing that the fall season is soon to be upon us. It is without a doubt my very favorite season of the year. For thousands of other hunters and outdoor enthusiasts I am sure they feel the same. I hunt almost every day of the season for some quarry. Most of those days are...
Jason Berghorst
Last week I stepped back in time. I only went six months back in time, but it felt like so much farther.  As we started the new school year, I turned on my classroom flat-panel display. It’s a large TV/computer screen that I use to teach every day.  When I turned on the screen for the first time...
It was almost 35 years ago that I attended my first Pheasants Forever volunteer meeting on a Thursday night in January. I was about 26 years old. I had twins at home that were about a year old. It was mainly a bunch of older white guys all talking about what they could do to increase the number of...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village continued from 9-10-20 edition of the Star Herald.   Beaver Creek          For a few months the youthful village was the terminus of the railroad and it at once came into prominence as one of the most lively communities in...
Rick Peterson
If you are like me, the events of Sept. 11, 19 years ago, will be at the forefront of your thoughts Friday. Officially the day is now called “Patriot Day” as a national observance to honor the memory of those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. It was first observed in 2002 after the...
Brenda Winter
Seventy-some years ago our grandparents would not have thought it was possible. We were at a fundraiser for a community member who’d received a discouraging diagnosis. Standing in the shade, we reflected on who we were and from where we had come. The Norwegian shared stories his mother told of...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village continued from 9-3-20 edition of the Star Herald.   Beaver Creek          Hardly had the location of the site been announced in September when preparations were made by several persons to engage in business in the prospective...

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