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Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village (continued from 12-31-20 edition of the Star Herald)            For several years following its founding, Virginia was at a standstill so far as any material growth was concerned. It proved its advantage as a grain market...
Ghost
It was a few months ago that I shared with you that I had gotten a new puppy.  He is a male black Labrador and is now 6.5 months old. His name is Ghost. When future dog owners are contemplating a new puppy, they often use the seasons of the calendar to decide when would be the right time. House-...
Jason Berghorst
What’s your favorite Christmas song? “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” is my favorite to sing with others.  “O Holy Night” is my favorite to listen to soloists, duets and choirs sing.  “Silent Night” might be the most beautiful, especially a capella in candlelight. I also love “Oh Come All Ye Faithful...
Rick Peterson
I don’t want you to think I am photocopying my column for this week, but I kind of am. Last year at this time I had come up with what I was calling my Luverne Bucket List. Simply put, the aforementioned bucket list included things I challenged myself to do in 2020 right here in Luverne. Well, as...
Based on the data in the latest 2020 Farm Income Forecast released by the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) in early December, U.S. net farm income is expected to increase by $36 billion or 43 percent above 2019 levels. The 2020 net farm income is now estimated at $119 billion, which would be...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village (continued from 12-24-20 edition of the Star Herald)   Steen          In the list of Rock county’s unincorporated villages Steen ranks among the foremost, both in size and importance. It is located on the northwest quarter of...
Scott Rall
I am not a big Facebook follower, but I was checking out a post I made on our chapter’s local Nobles County Pheasants Forever Facebook site. As I was scrolling across the past few days on my regular feed, I saw a re-post from one of my longtime friends, Bob St Pierre, who is a Pheasants Forever...
Mavis Fodness
Instead of making a New Year’s resolution for 2020, I assembled a “vision” board instead. It proved to be a much better way to affect positive change than resolutions, which never lasted a month, much less an entire year. Ideally, pictures from magazines are used to “visually” represent an activity...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village (continued from 12-17-20 edition of the Star Herald)            The matter was brought to a conclusion at the meeting of the commissioners on January 8, 1903, when a request signed by twelve of those interested in the...
Scott Rall
About three years ago I purchased a used tractor to fill the need I had when implementing wildlife habitat projects. I chose poorly with little experience, but after several large repair bills the machine was up and running. As a result, I then needed a building to store it in, and a medium-sized...

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