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The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on Dec. 3, 1953.   County Gets Four Inches Of Snow Rock county received its first snowfall of any consequence this season last Saturday afternoon and evening. By the time it had subsided it had reached a depth of about four inches. Fortunately,...
The TSA and the best things about having a colostomy bag   One of the best things about having a colostomy bag is getting to light up airport scanners. FYI: A colostomy is a surgical procedure during which surgeons divert one end of the large intestine into a visible opening – known as a stoma – on...
Something became very clear to me after watching the Luverne High School wrestling triangular Thursday. LHS senior Tom Brown definitely is the type of athlete any coach would want to have on their roster. Brown won both of his matches for LHS that evening by decisions, but that’s only part of the...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on November 12, 1953.   New System Is Expected To Improve Rural Fire Service A new system to improve service to farms in the eight townships subscribing to rural fire fighting service from Luverne will be placed into effect within the next...
The Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener Committee had its wrap-up meeting with the representatives from Explore Minnesota and the Department of Natural Resources recently. The focus of the meeting was to go over the media numbers. By that I mean what kind of exposure Luverne received for hosting the...
Hills-Beaver Creek girls’ basketball coach Kale Wiertzema may well be the envy of every other mentor in our corner of the state before long. As the leader of a team with a lot of key contributors returning to a squad that won 21 games last winter, expectations are high for Wiertzema and the 2018-19...
My empty nest recently became a little more depleted. Bree, the family dog and faithful companion for the past decade, is now resting in peace. Her health decline was subtle, yet quick, and while we are not the first family to lose a beloved pet, the experience of Bree’s death (or any beloved pet)...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on April 30, 1953.   Luverne Publisher To Head 5,600 Member Nat’l Editorial Ass’n Alan C. McIntosh will be elected president of the National Editorial Association today at the 68th annual convention which is being held in New Orleans. The...
Now I’m completely satisfied. It doesn’t matter what the rest of the regular season holds for the Minnesota Vikings because they gave me my prize Sunday night. A 24-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers may seem to be a modest accomplishment for some, but not to me. Every clash is my personal Super...
Minnesota bid farewell to a pair of athletes last week. One of the men was a class act who will never be forgotten. The other was more of an enigma than anything else. The writing was on the wall when the Minnesota Twins played their last regular season with Joe Mauer last September. As expected,...

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