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Talk about a busy weekend and it starts tonight (Thursday). The Green Earth Players raise the curtain on “KOLD Radio-Whitefish Bay” for the first of two weekends of performances at the historic Palace Theatre. Tickets are still available at the Palace ticket office. Friday night Luverne Initiatives...
On a recent Friday I wore gray ankle boots and brown leggings under a cotton tunic with wide horizontal stripes. Since nothing else matched anyway, I topped off the ensemble with a patterned fringed scarf that had some hints of brown and gray. Heading out the door that morning, I caught a glimpse...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on May 15, 1952.   Good Neighbor Party Here Wednesday Night   Talent Show, Dancing, Free To The Public   Big night of the year for residents of the Luverne trade area will be next Wednesday night at the Luverne armory when the Luverne Civic and...
Sidney Fick
The winter sports season is complete for the four schools from the Star Herald coverage area, but Hills-Beaver Creek basketball fans definitely have something to look forward to during the 2018-19 campaign. Not only should H-BC field competitive girls’ and boys’ teams next winter, I’m expecting the...
Ask any little girl if she’d like to own a pony and you will get a resounding “yes.” I, too, was one of those little girls who dreamed of owning a Flicka, Black Beauty or the Black Stallion. Books about these fictional horses definitely fueled my desire own an elegant four-legged animal and ride...
Last week I picked up my new 2017 Ford Interceptor AWD squad car.  Some of the features are listed below. Mine is a class B, which means there is not a light bar on the roof. The State Patrol currently has approximately 650 marked squads, of which 60 percent have light bars.  •3.7L VVT V6 engine...
The following article is from the Feb. 8, 1962, edition of the Rock County Star Herald.   Initial Survey Of Fallout Shelters to Begin Next Week   An initial survey of facilities for public fallout shelters in Rock county will begin Tuesday. Magnus Christensen, Rock county civil defense director,...
I have been staring at my computer screen for a bit trying to come up with a column idea for the week. This isn’t all that rare, but sometimes the inspiration of an idea or topic is slow to come to me. Possible topics that have floated through my head have been the harsher than normal winter...
Among the many strange things I saw in Israel last spring was the pre-school teacher packing heat as she led her little troop of four-year-olds on a field trip. The pistol in her holster appeared when her lace top flipped back and forth in the breeze. Another unusual sight was the young woman on...
The following article is from the Feb. 21, 1952, edition of the Rock County Star Herald.   Not so enchanting, but —   Jimmy Dorsey’s Band Takes Evening Off — In Luverne A quiet evening in a normally quiet mid-western town made even more quiet by the weather proved to be a rather unusual experience...

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