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Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on April 3, 1958.   Special Good Friday and Easter Services Are Planned          Most Rock county churches will have special Good Friday Easter Festival services tomorrow and Sunday. There will be no Community Good Friday services this year...
Scott Rall
A social media person I am not, but I do have a Facebook page and follow it every once in a while.  I saw a post from Project Upland with a video of a guy with his very first dog. The post followed him and the dog for about the first two years and illustrated how having the dog had changed him and...
Boxes, boxes, and more boxes. I swear they are multiplying! Some are stuffed full and unopened, some are in the process of being cleaned out and disassembled, and thankfully some are empty, flattened and ready for recycling. My family recently moved to a different home and after the initial...
A spring sports team that currently is flying under the radar of many area fans can no longer be overlooked. While Luverne High School has produced many competitive baseball, tennis and track squads on a regular basis in recent years, the LHS softball program has largely gone unnoticed. In my...
George Bonnema
Okay, a rain day (Monday) so I don’t feel guilty not working outside. This weekend I did manage to get all five of my gardens tilled and planted a lot of the cool season crops: broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, kale, romaine lettuce and radishes.  I hope to get all of the...
Troy Christianson
Question: Can someone that had a shoulder replacement and will be in a sling for four more weeks still be legal to drive with one arm? Answer: There are no restrictions placed on a license for this situation, unless a physician notifies Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) of such. If the driver’s (...
Mavis Fodness
He’s arrived. Logan William Blenner. My newest grandchild and first grandson. Born in the early morning hours of the April 11 blizzard. Luckily, the wintry weather didn’t hinder his Iowa parents from getting to the Storm Lake hospital before Logan’s 3 a.m. arrival. The weather hindered this grandma...
A new format to decide the Red Rock Conference team title and the all-conference golf teams begins Thursday at different venues. The era of one-day, 18-hole RRC meets that were traditionally staged at the Worthington Country Club is over. The new format that will decide team titles and individual...
Scott Rall
I have three Labrador hunting dogs and one rat terrier housedog. My dogs are highly trained, and to keep them there takes ongoing attention. A great dog will turn into a so-so dog in about six months if the owner does not maintain its talents with constant and ongoing refresher training. I have...
Brenda Winter
I’m sure I’m not the only one wondering, “Who, exactly, are Darlene and Marlene Brauer and why do they keep turning up in Luverne?” Twice in a year’s time this pair of middle-aged sisters has claimed to be a “comedy” act entertaining at a local fundraiser. They first insulted their way through the...

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