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Troy Christianson
Question: When the speed limit changes on a road, does the new speed limit start at the sign, or does it start when you can see the sign? Answer: The speed zone becomes effective when you reach the sign. If the speed limit reduces, you must begin to slow down before the sign. If the speed limit...
George Bonnema
I have been appreciating the stunning foliage of my assortment of hosta varieties. To preserve that magnificent display, it is important to protect the plants from slug damage. Slugs feed at night, so you seldom see them, but you notice the damage they wreak … first just a few small holes, then...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on July 13, 1967.   Ordinance Gives City Authority To Remove Trees          Under authority given by an ordinance adopted by the city council Tuesday night, city workmen yesterday began removing the elm tree at 516 N. Cedar, diagnosed as having...
A lot of people wouldn’t take much pride in being the last-place finisher in a three-person event. I found myself in that position on the night of June 5, but it didn’t keep me from celebrating the situation as if I’d won the lottery. The annual Rittenhouse family vacation from June 1-18 included...
Troy Christianson
Question: Can a person have an alcoholic beverage while operating a boat on a lake? How about if you are a passenger in the back of a motor home? Answer: It is against the law for any person to consume alcohol in any vehicle while on a public road. Public highways are any road, paved or not, that...
Rick Peterson
By the time most of you read this, I’ll be back in town from a three-day golf trip to Breezy Point, courtesy of my son. He had won the trip on, of all things, a radio station promotion. So I was happy to enjoy a few days of golf, fine eats and an adult beverage or two on a radio station’s dime....
Esther Frakes
Eye am the proofreader, the won whose hear at the sight of the Star Herald every weak to peak at the articles that are already too go. I don’t get complements two often because eye don’t get things write all the thyme. Ewe mite all ready sea there are two many weighs to spell write. Eye can’t bare...
George Bonnema
We are into the right temperature and moisture conditions for lots of fungus issues to attack our plants. For roses, black spot is a serious disease that shows up first as a black spot on the rose leaf. The leaf then turns yellow and falls off. This fungus normally starts on the lower leaves where...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on April 17, 1958.   Luverne Lions Club begins          The Luverne Lions Club came to life officially last Wednesday night when John Lutter, Lions District Governor, presented the new group’s charter to its president, Donald Stoterau, at left....
Jason Berghorst
Well, it must be June. June means I'm back working part time at the Star Herald during  summer break from my real job.  Each June I start by filling in for vacationing sports editor John Rittenhouse for a couple of weeks. And that means each June I step out of my comfort zone.  Don't get me wrong....

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