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Rick Peterson
I can’t tell you how long it’s been since we’ve bought a new alarm clock in the Peterson household, but it’s been awhile. The old one we brought with us when we moved here nearly 12 years ago. It had the standard features of the backup battery, digital display, AM/FM radio which we never used, and...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on January 9, 1925.   HAWES & SON WILL CONDUCT BIG REORGANIZATION SALE   Ten-Day Bargain Sale to Start Next Wednesday. Preparatory to Re-arrangement of Departments.   In preparation for the reorganization of Hawes & Son’s department store,...
Mavis Fodness
Warning: Words printed in italics convey true feelings. Come mid-October residents with Minnesota driver’s licenses may have trouble boarding an airplane or entering military bases or federal buildings. This could include my family as we travel to San Antonio, Texas, for Adam’s graduation from...
With the school year quickly approaching I would like to focus on the safety of our children. Following the guidelines below will help keep children safe around school buses. School bus safety tips for motorists: Motorists must stop at least 20 feet from a school bus displaying red flashing lights...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on January 9, 1925.   CONSOLIDATION OF HARDWICK BANKS FOUND BENEFICIAL   Results Attained Following Merge Held to Justify Elimination of Double Overhead Expense.   In proof of the assertion that nothing is to be gained commercially or economically by...
What I’m thinking is that a promising season for the Luverne volleyball team started in grand fashion last week. Some may look at Luverne’s three-set victories over Southwest Christian and St. James as being nothing other than non-conference conquests. I’m not buying into that vision, and neither...
Rick Peterson
Wow, where did the summer go? Officially it’s still summer, at least until Sept. 22. There are all kinds of signs that fall is just around the corner, though. For me the start of the football season is the most obvious sign the summer is in its last chapter. Shorter days and cooler temps are...
Lori Sorenson
The college kid is back on campus, and while he’s four hours from home, we’re only a text message apart (or cell phone call if there’s a real emergency). So heading back to college doesn’t carry the weight of “good-bye” that my college days did. I had a dorm phone on the wall that placed calls to...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on December 26, 1924:   SHUT-DOWN AT POWER PLANT TODAY AND TONIGHT   No Electric Lights Or Power Will be Furnished for 24 Hours – Water and heat as Usual   Luverne will be without electric lights and power all of today, all of tonight and a part of...
The 2016 fall sports season should include success for a number of teams from the Star Herald coverage area. After conducting preseason interviews with the coaches, I believe good things are in store for local teams in cross country, football and volleyball. While Adrian returns an individual state...

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