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Rick Peterson
Now that the NCCA Tournament and the Master’s Golf Tournament are over, it’s back to work for all of you. I include myself when I say that. All I can say is I hope you fared better on your pools than I did. ----- Just an FYI — the citywide trash pickup starts next week. Be sure to follow the rules...
Mavis Fodness
By Mavis Fodness Photo bombing is the unexpected appearance of a person in a camera’s field of view as the picture is taken. Photo bombing can also take on various forms. One form is accidental, such as walking in front of the camera as the photo is snapped. Another can be more of a prank or...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on May 23, 1924:   BANDITS ROB ASHCREEK STATE BANK   Secure $700.00 in Currency and Few Liberty Bonds in Daring Day-Light Hold Up   GEO. M. LaDUE FORCED INTO BANK’S VAULT   Robbers Consist of Four Men Who Come and Disappear in New Buick Automobile...
George Bonnema
Today I want to introduce you to a couple of relatively new plants for hanging baskets. The first is begonia bolivensis. There are several named varieties of this begonia: Santa Cruz Sunset and Crackling Fire are a couple of common cultivars. The name to watch for is bolivensis. This begonia does...
With more than a quarter century of experience to draw from, Luverne assistant track coach Al Stoakes has seen a lot of different things over the years. Some might say that Stoakes has seen it all. The veteran assistant might have agreed with that at one point, but spring of 2016 has included...
1991 Ford Crown Victoria
Question: I’ve noticed that the Minnesota State Patrol squad cars have white front car doors. I recall some years back that they did not. But I also recall from my childhood that they had white doors then also. Could you help me remember when these changes occurred? Thanks! Answer: The Minnesota...
Brenda Winter
I don’t know if you know “The Johnny Appleseed Song” usually sung by church youth groups before they eat. It goes like this:   Oh, the Lord is good to me And so I thank the Lord For giving me The things I need Like the sun and the rain and the apple tree. The Lord is good to me Let’s eat!   It all...
George Bonnema
A relatively new annual flowering plant I’d like to feature today is the SunPatiens. Impatiens have been the flowering annual of choice for shade areas, but the old varieties were not happy growing in bright sun. This ”new and improved” class is happy, in fact, prefers bright sun. There are three...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on May 16, 1924:   OLD CO. A BOYS TO HOLD RE-UNION HERE MAY 27   Committee in Charge of Arrangements Wants Every Member to be Here for a Day of Pleasure   Plans are being made for a re-union of the members of the old Company A. 136th Infantry, which...
My anticipation level is rising for the state of the 2016 spring sports season. Although Mother Nature spoiled my plans to cover Luverne softball and baseball games last Thursday and Friday respectively, I’m eagerly waiting for the weather to make a turn for the better so our area athletes can show...

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