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The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on September 11, 1952.   Jaycees Will Sponsor Show Dance Sept. 24   A 90-minute variety show, and an evening of dancing has been planned here for Wednesday night, September 24, by the Luverne Junior Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds above expenses...
Question:I see vehicles with straight pipes, motorcycles with straight pipes and hear many others that sound as if they have no muffler. If the law is there, why is it not enforced? Answer:Minnesota State Statute 169.69 states:  “Every motor vehicle shall at all times be equipped with a muffler in...
I know it’s only June and this weekend is Hardwick Jubilee Days, then soon after we celebrate the Fourth of July followed closely by Hotdog Night. But I want to give you an update on the Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener coming to Luverne this fall. Plans have been underway for almost a year now...
My husband and I are preparing to sell one of our rental properties. Even though we have hired a more-than-capable Realtor to do all of the sales work, I must, because I am a writer, write the “sales text” myself. I began by reading articles about “real estate words that sell.” Apparently sellers...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on Aug. 28, 1952.   Voters Approve School Site Purchase 560 to 46   Schools In Rock County To Open Next Tuesday Morning   City Library Basement Is Obtained For Kindergarten Classes in Luverne   (Continued from last week) New Students Register...
We’re all told to enjoy our children when they’re little, because all too soon they’ll be grown and gone. I love my children, and I certainly loved them when they were babies, but honestly those diaper days were a blur. Mostly because I was chronically sleep-deprived. It’s hard to focus when life...
  Schools In Rock County To Open Next Tuesday Morning   City Library Basement Is Obtained For Kindergarten Classes in Luverne   For the first time in more than a quarter of a century, class rooms in which to educate Luverne’s school children this year had to be obtained outside the two school...
I know it’s just the first week of June, but it seems like summer is off and running at a fever pitch. Since my last column, we have celebrated Memorial Day, and Buffalo Days is already in the books for another year. I have a couple of observations on Memorial Day. The first is Jordan Winter’s...
The more things change, the more they stay the same, and I often smile when I notice or experience something that proves the accuracy of my favorite saying. This week I’m returning to my part-time summer job as a reporter at the Star Herald. And each year, the position requires filling in for our...
I noticed black spots on my goldstrum rudbeckia (black eyed susan) and that is an indication of septora leaf spot.  A spray of the fungicide daconil will stop that disease.  If you don’t stop it now, that leaf spot will destroy the beauty of this perennial before it blooms.  The fungicide doesn’t...

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