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The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on January 1, 1926:   MANAGER JOCHIMS INSTALLS NEW PIPE ORGAN AT PALACE   New Instrument, Which Has Almost Unlimited Range of Possibilities, to be Played Sunday Evening.   Patrons of the New Palace theatre who attend next Sunday evening’s show will...
A three-point shot can be a game-changing play in the sport of basketball. Based on the situation I face as an entry in the annual Tollefson Publishing NCAA Tournament pool, I could use a couple of them. Actually, a three-pointer won’t keep afloat a ship that sank when my bracket champion, Arizona...
When our beloved golden retriever died two years ago, we were heartbroken. Ginger’s absence in our home left a hole in our hearts in more ways than we could have imagined. We missed all the things that dog companions often take for granted — a wagging tail to greet us at the door, a wet tongue to “...
The following items appeared in the Rock County Herald in 1892:   March 8, 1892: Will Delamater caught a large wild goose about a mile and one-half south of town Monday. The bird was flying low with the flock and struck a telegraph wire and broke a wing. Will saw the casualty and went immediately...
While many onlookers were disappointed with the Minnesota Golden Gophers’ early exit from the NCAA Tournament Thursday, I wasn’t one of them. I wouldn’t say it was a banner season for the Maroon and Gold, but it was entertaining enough to capture my attention for the past couple of months. At the...
I’m hoping Sunday was the last snow day of the winter. Don’t get me wrong; it was a perfect day for a snow day. I didn’t have to be anywhere, I made chili, and there was plenty of basketball on TV. This is the last week of the third quarter at school, so I had enough correcting to do to fill the...
I don’t know whose idea it was to dig a hole in the Sharkee’s parking lot, then knock a hole in the basement wall to gain access to the inside with a bobcat, but that was some serious MacGyvering. If you’re like me (and sad for you if you are), I couldn’t help but wonder why it was taking so long...
When one reaches an advanced age like myself, learning something new is a positive thing. It makes me feel like it was a good day. The same can be said about experiencing something new, and that’s exactly what happened to me at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul March 8. That was the night when...
There was a famous professor who often challenged his students with questions like ... Which of you is going to be a great writer? Which of you is going to be a great saint like Francis of Assisi? Which of you is going to be a great humanitarian like Albert Schweitzer? Presented with such big ideas...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on November 13, 1925:   COUNTY ELIMINATES SHARP TURNS ON STATE AID ROADS   State to Re-Route Ashcreek Trunk Highway to Do Away With Sharp Turns and Two Railway Crossings.   Rock county’s highway department has completed or is just finishing the...

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