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Last summer Mary and I went to the Tim McGraw and Faith Hill concert in Sioux Falls, and ever since, Mary has been hounding me to work on my humble and kind skills. Now Mary and I may differ on my level of progress in these two areas, but I think I am making strides in the right direction. I will...
Our fourth granddaughter was born on Good Friday, making it a very good Friday indeed. She weighed in at 8 pounds, 15 ounces, which puts her in first place among the cousins in the “heaviest at birth” department. Her cousin, born in November, wins in the “fastest to arrive” department. Her mom and...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on June 5, 1952. Salaries of Co. Employees Raised $100 Salaries of county elective officials and employees were raised $100 a year by the county commissioners at their board meeting on Tuesday.The action was based on the law passed by the last...
I surrender. As a guy who earned respect for Mother Nature when I was young, that’s the only response I can come up with after living through what has been the nightmarish first three weeks of spring in 2018. Most reasonable people learn not to challenge uncertain weather conditions based on past...
April 21 will be an anniversary of sorts. On that day 25 years ago, I began what would become a long-term relationship with the Star Herald. When Roger Tollefson offered me the job, I was already in a relationship with the Worthington Daily Globe. Breaking up is hard to do. But I did, sensing a...
Oh, the joy of Minnesota in spring! It keeps us guessing, but at this point, I’m not expecting an early spring. Good or bad, we are just along for the ride and we just have to adapt. So, if you are into starting your own tomato and pepper plants indoors, I would recommend waiting for another week...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on May 29, 1952.   City Grants A.R. Wood Co. Bldg. Permit   A permit was granted by the city council Friday night to the A.R. Wood Manufacturing Company here to build the foundations and piers for a new factory building. The structure, 121 feet...
Five individuals associated with the Blue Mound Figure Skating Club are embarking on an adventure to Alaska for a competition and a tourism experience April 12. They are (from left) Kendall Buss, Katie Shearer, Cathy Shearer, Hannah Henning and Maranda Thier.
Luverne’s Cathy Shearer is going home next week, and she’s taking some area girls with her. Shearer, who has been coach in the Blue Mound Figure Skating Club since 2004, is a native of Soldotna, Alaska. She was a member of the second graduating class at a new school in the town back in 1982, where...
Luverne business places will be closed here from 12 o’clock noon to 3 p.m. tomorrow in observation of Good Friday. Traditional Union Good Friday Services will again be held in the high school auditorium during that three hour period. The services are sponsored by the Rock County Ministerial...
Power outages, snow, rain, ice — not to mention cloudy, gloomy days — this winter can’t end soon enough. Remember the first day of spring was last Tuesday — and we have had nearly a foot of snow since then. Really, I am not asking for much ... a little sunshine would go a long way in picking up the...

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