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  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...
Some unsung heroes are playing a big part in a successful 2018 season for the Hills-Beaver Creek football team. The play of offensive linemen is oftentimes overlooked, but H-BC’s forward wall is the major reason why the Patriots are riding a five-game winning streak after splitting games to start...
Question: Can you explain the new Real ID and Driver’s License process in Minnesota? Answer: REAL ID is a federal requirement that establishes minimum-security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards. The benefits to the new driver’s license include use for domestic...
Well, the big weekend is finally here. Things get started Friday with the governor’s entourage, other state officials and the media converging on Luverne. They will be busy with a host of activities from media tours to honing their shooting skills at the trap range. The public is welcome to attend...
 “Since your appointment with your oncologist has been delayed, I just thought I’d let you know everything looks great so you don’t have to spend too much time wondering about the results,” said the chipper voice on the other end of the phone. This is no ordinary chipper voice. This chipper voice...

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