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Lori Sorenson
Siri is slowly doing away with recipe books, how-to manuals and other tried and true handy references. Our old backyard apple tree has been busy bearing fruit, and we’ve been busy harvesting. Since our McIntosh apples are somewhat “vintage” I consulted my 1950s-era community cookbooks for old-...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on October 16, 1931, and is the second in a series about Luverne's Rock River bridge. Sen. Schall, after a brief statement concerning good roads, gave a political speech lasting an hour and a half. The following is the first part of this speech....
Two Luverne High School sports programs have exceeded expectations this fall. Both the LHS girls’ tennis and volleyball teams didn’t have bright lights shining on them when practice began in the middle of August, but both programs have taken center stage based on their performances thusfar. I have...
Mavis Fodness
Since March, the empty nest stage I thought I crossed into last September has not been the experience I envisioned. As the last of the four children chose to join the Air National Guard and set off to basic training a year ago, I pictured tackling those back-burner projects to keep my mind off no...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on October 16, 1931, and is the first in a series about Luverne's Rock River bridge.   NEW BRIDGE AND PAVING DEDICATED YESTERDAY   Senator Schall and Charles Forbes, “Granddad” of Highway System, Participate in Program.   ROAD IMPROVEMENTS BIG ASSET...
Some Rock County residents are planning on spending a lot of time in Middle America during the coming months. Magnolia’s Richard and Linda Bruhn may be doing some touring during their visits to the central part of the country, but most of the excursions will be business trips. As grandparents of a...
Troy Christianson
Question: I have a question about the Minnesota State Patrol Blood Relays. Recently, one was performed from the twin cities to Redwing. Why did it involve three patrol officers? I know this isn’t a great distance and have just been wondering what rules or regulations dictate how this is handled....
Rick Peterson
It’s been a productive summer around here. By that I mean it’s been a productive few months in the baby department here at the office as well as in my family. Abbe, our production manager here at the office, had her second son at the end of July. My daughter Jenna had daughter No. 2 on Aug. 10. Our...
Brenda Winter
My husband, youngest daughter and I arose early that morning. Our mission for the day was to drive to Beatrice, Nebraska, to view the total eclipse of the sun scheduled to happen there around noon. NASA promoted the event like this: “On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on November 12, 1926:   MANY FARM OWNERS ARE OPPOSED TO RE-ROUTING NO. 9   Divided Fields With Resultant Inconveniences Are Most General Grounds for Complaint.   The re-routing of trunk highway No. 9, so that it will run along the north side of the...

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