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Sunday is Veterans Day, and as you may know, we observe Veterans Day on Nov. 11 because World War I ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year 1918. I encourage you to stop what you’re doing this Sunday morning at 11 o’clock and take a few moments to think...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on February 19, 1953.   19 More Rural Districts Study Reorganization School district reorganization meetings are becoming common in Rock county. Several meetings have been held in Luverne, regarding school consolidation. This week, meetings were...
Looking at the season overall, I didn’t have a very good year covering cross country meets. My basic problem boils down to weather. If I’m not mistaken, I laid eyes on five meets over the past two-plus months. While some of the meets were staged under excellent conditions for an observer, others...
Collin Kemper has a dream of running a landscaping company some day. The 2015 Adrian High School graduate is preparing for his future at Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, where he receives instruction in landscape design, sports turf management and horticulture. The career path Kemper...
  The obituary left a lot unsaid. It read, “From 1969 to 1972 he proudly served his country in Thailand and Germany.”  Not mentioned were Vietnam and Cambodia. The obituary did not indicate that the man now lying in a casket at the front of the church parachuted 76 times behind enemy lines. “The...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on February 19, 1953.   Gala Open House Is Planned At Power Plant Here Friday Luverne residents will have an opportunity to get a close up view of one of their biggest investments, the Luverne power plant, tomorrow. Open house will be held from...
Being over the hill is much better than being under it … Just ask Maxine I’m officially over the hill. On the downhill slide. In the half-century club. Call it what you want, but on Tuesday I hit the big 5-0, and I’ve been mentally adjusting to the new number. The good thing about 50 is by that age...
Well, the big weekend of the Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener has come and gone, and before I close the book on the event, I want to express my appreciation to all those who helped make the event the success that it was. The night of the banquet I mentioned a number of the key people that were...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on February 5, 1953.   Conservation Night Will Be Held Feb. 11 Rock county farmers, retired land owners and business men are invited to hear one of the state’s outstanding agricultural authorities here next Wednesday evening. The occasion is the...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on February 19, 1953.   19 More Rural Districts Study Reorganization   School district reorganization meetings are becoming common in Rock county. Several meetings have been held in Luverne, regarding school consolidation. This week, meetings...

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