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Luverne’s Jaxon Nelson will play hockey for the Sioux Falls Stampede in the United States Hockey League next year.
The most prolific player in Luverne High School boys’ hockey history will no longer call the Blue Mound Ice Arena his home rink. Jaxon Nelson, a key member of one of Southwest Minnesota’s top hockey programs the last three years, has decided the time has come to move on. Although Nelson is only an...
Rick Peterson
This column is mostly about this, that and the other thing. Did you notice this past Easter weekend how Easter Sunday started out with the winter white stuff on the ground and then grass covered lawns by the end of the day? Compare that to this past Christmas. If you remember, that day started out...
Lori Sorenson
My college son spent some time over his Easter weekend volunteering for the Rock County Historical Society. It was an assignment for school, and he was grateful that Betty Mann had some work at the museum that he could help with. Somewhere in the process of clipping and filing information at the...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on April 18, 1924:   DRIVE FOR SALVATION ARMY FUND UNDERWAY   Annual Campaign to Raise funds for Support of Mercy Workers Started Wednesday   LOCAL COMMITTEE OF FOUR PLACED IN CHARGE   Receipts to Go Into General Fund of Organization to Aid the...
George Bonnema
Here is another of my favorite annual flowers for great all-summer color.  Gerbera daisies are a very easy plant to grow.  I enjoy the “happy” look of their flowers which just keep coming all summer. The color range covers everything but blue. In previous seasons the only plants available for...
Casey Schilling and the Augustana College Vikings won the NCAA Division II basketball championship Saturday.
An athlete from Southwest Minnesota helped make history as a member of the Augustana College men’s basketball program over the weekend. Casey Schilling, a 2012 graduate of Ellsworth High School, and the Vikings captured their NCAA Division II national championship Saturday in Frisco, Texas....
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on March 28, 1924:   RELIEF FOR STARVING CHILDREN OF GERMANY   People of Rock county Asked To Help In Saving Two Million Kiddies Facing Starvation   COUNTY-WIDE DRIVE FOR FUNDS SOON TO BE MADE  Mayor Leach Appoints committee, With A. O. Moreaux as...
George Bonnema
I mentioned last week that I would write about some of my favorite blooming annual plants to use in planters or gardens, and today I will start with begonias.  Until recent years, varieties of begonias were pretty much plants for shade; however, two of my recommendations for sun or shade are Dragon...
Sgt. Troy Christianson
Q: If I rent a properly licensed and lighted tow dolly from a rental company, can I tow a non-running vehicle that is not licensed (no current plates) and not insured?  Do I need taillights in addition to the dolly lights? A: First I will explain what a tow dolly is for those that may not know. A...
Mavis Fodness
There’s one sure sign that spring has arrived at my house. A bucket may not be as exciting as watching geese fly north or the winter wind having a little less bite. In my house the large container on the kitchen counter signifies spring is here. Along with the bucket, a rubber nipple and a two-...

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