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What I thought was the unthinkable became a reality over the weekend. Less than three days into the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, I was officially stripped of any chance of winning our average office pool. To be honest, I never expect to emerge as pool champion. The criteria I put in place...
Rick Peterson
A few weeks back I wrote about 4-year-old Owen’s debut on the ice at a local hockey tournament. Owen is the youngest Peterson grandson, and I must admit I was impressed by his drive, determination and apparent enjoyment of the game. We also took in a Sioux Falls Stampede game that same weekend....
Brenda Winter
My attempt to contain or reverse cancer with alternative methods has ended. It’s been 20 months since I was diagnosed with anal cancer in June of 2014. I’ve eaten a lot of broccoli since then. I’ve travelled to foreign countries and seen alternative practicioners in three states. I’ve sat in saunas...
George Bonnema
As we transition from winter to spring, we have to anticipate some variability in our weather and temperatures.  A couple of really warm days and some folks are ready to plant potatoes. But the calendar is a better indicator than our emotions.  None of us has the crystal ball, but the law of...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on January 18, 1924:   REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS SHOW BIG DECREASE   Only Two Hundred Eighty-Three Conveyances Filed During Year With Sixty-Nine for Luverne   Two hundred eighty three transfers of real estate were made in this county during the year 1923...
It seems like I always make a strange transition at this time of year. When the state boys’ basketball tournament rolls around, I find myself backing teams that I normally couldn’t care less about during the regular season. That was the case last weekend, and it was a double-dose situation. I...
Lori Sorenson
We have a young driver in training in our family, and these are exciting and challenging times. For both the learner and the mentors. It’s exciting for the young driving student who can just about taste his freedom. And it’s exciting for the grown-up drivers who look forward to the kid driving...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on January 18, 1924:   FARMERS TO BE PROVIDED WITH HITCHING PLACES   Home Automotive Co. Tenders Use of Vacant Lots for This Purpose to Luverne Commercial Club   Accepting the offer of the Home Automotive Co., to donate the use of the vacant lots at...
George Bonnema
I have finished my hibernation! It amazes me that when we finally get to see the sun in the morning after weeks of cloudy weather, we realize that our daylight hours have increased dramatically. That mean it’s time for gardeners to get to work ... that means me, and I’m loving it! If you have...
The boys’ and girls’ state basketball tournaments remain to be played, but the 2015-16 winter sports season came to an end for me with the conclusion of the state wrestling tournament Feb. 27. The annual four-month odyssey included attending 81 events involving teams from Luverne, H-BC, Adrian and...

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