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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...
I’m generally optimistic at this time of year, but I’m feeling a little more uneasy than usual as the 2018 Major League Baseball season approaches. Our Minnesota Twins open the regular season with a game in Baltimore Thursday afternoon. It will be the first of 162 regular season contests for...
Question: I was stuck at a train crossing the other day for half an hour. What is the law on how long a train can block the road crossing and who do I report this to? How do I get this fixed as it seems to happen far too often? Answer: Minnesota law prohibits trains from blocking public roadways...
I pick up my 7-year-old niece after school on Mondays. She comes to my house so that we can attend a Bible study together. At bedtime we plan the kind of pancakes she wants for breakfast — “Fluffy ones"  — and put her things out for the morning. “It’s my turn for show and tell tomorrow.” Last...
I am finally getting started pruning my orchard. This winter has not been conducive to working outside, and when I look back in my journal to last year, I was nearly finished by now. So let’s get at it! When pruning fruit trees, it is always important to make pruning cuts that result in the tree...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on May 22, 1952.   Roller Rink Will Open Sat. Night   The grand opening of Harley’s roller rink will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Harley Jensen, owner has completed installation of the portable rink which will accommodate approximately 150 persons....
Trenton Bass puts up a shot during a home game against Red Rock Central during the 2016-17 regular season.
To be honest, putting together an all-conference story for the Star Herald is a pretty mundane task. I contact my sources at the area schools, and we set up a time for me to show up at the school to get my photographs. It’s a simple process that I really didn’t think too much about until last week...

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