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Rick Peterson
If you watch any baseball on television, you may have heard from time to time the announcer will talk about the unwritten rules of baseball. One of those rules is you don’t steal a base when your team is up by 6 or 7 runs late in the game. The same holds true for bunting for a base hit to break up...
Brenda Winter
“How hard can it be,” is a phrase that has allowed me to stay married, to have kids, to buy rental property, to homeschool, to direct a play, to travel in China, and last week it allowed me to serve as the camp chaplain at a camp for kids in foster care. How hard can it be? It got hard when all 52...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on July 1, 1965.   Record Crowd Attends Hills 75th Jubilee          Biggest crowd to gather in Hills during its 75-year history was on hand for the Diamond Jubilee cele-bration Tuesday night.          Parking space for late comers could be found...
George Bonnema
It seems that my sprayer has been in my hand for most of the summer. Wet is good to a certain extent and then it becomes an ongoing invitation to blight and fungus infections that are hard to control, and that is where I am right now … so the battle continues. I am seeing a lot of the lower leaves...
“If civilization is to avoid a long decline, like the one that has blighted North Africa or the Near East for 13 centuries, society must be born again out of an economy of exploitation into an economy of conservation.”  — W.C. Lowdermilk, former Assistant Chief of Soil Conservation Service and...
Lori Sorenson
Pain is part of being human, and the hard lessons we learn from pain often help shape us into better people.  There are entire Pinterest pages of inspiring quotes about living and growing through pain, and most of them — most of the time — make sense. “At the end of every dark storm there is a...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on July 1, 1965.   No Outgoing Mail After 6 P.M.   Service on Night Mail Cut Tuesday          Beginning Tuesday night, there was no outgoing mail service for any mail dropped in the outside collection box at the postoffice after 6 p.m.         ...
Six members of the Luverne High School Class of 2019 appear to be making their final year of playing baseball as a group a good one. The Luverne American Legion baseball team is on the verge of earning a berth in the Division II state classic for the first time since Luverne hosted the event in...
Rick Peterson
As you are probably aware of, there are a number of ways you can tell when we are about to embark on a change of seasons — the calendar being the most obvious, but there are other signs as well. When spring is just around the corner, you start to see more boats being trailered down the highway and...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on June 17, 1965.   Odd Jobs Club Now Open From 9-11 On Week Days          A plan to operate the Odd Jobs Club from the Luverne Community Center was announced this week by Rev. Wayne Hoffman, chairman of the Center.          A telephone and desk...

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