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  The decision on what to wear each day should be an easy task. But for me the routine likens itself to deciding what to eat for supper each night by looking in the fridge. So each morning I continually look in the closet for what looks good to wear. Having too many choices is playing a huge part...
  In August the Ken Burns documentary, “The War,” was being rebroadcast on public television across the country. I happened to be going through the channels one evening and was lucky enough to come across the film and found myself watching for hours. The reason I figured the “The War” was being...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on January 26, 1923:   NIGHT SCHOOL ENROLLMENT IS MORE THAN DOUBLED With Only Eight Students Present on Opening Night, Attendance Reaches Eighteen on Second Night That the Luverne night school is becoming an interesting as well as a beneficial...
  Question: Can you talk about the new increased fine if cited for texting and driving? Answer: Drivers who repeatedly choose texting over safety while behind the wheel risk a higher fine for violating the law. Under the new enhanced law, drivers face a $225 fine for second and subsequent...
  I, for one, am thrilled silly about the prospect of having three traffic lanes striped on Highway 75 instead of the four many of us have grown to know and love. The reasons are many, but I think my main reason is — having a turning lane down the center of the highway has a “big city” feel to it....
  I just walked over to some of my shrub roses and was shocked to see that black spot had attacked with the intention of taking off every leaf!  This summer has been ideal weather for every form of blight and fungus because of our high humidity and the onset of dew lasting from dust through mid...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on January 12, 1923: BEAVER CREEK TO HAVE OWN TELEPHONE SYSTEM Favor Purchase of Present System from Private Company by Village by Vote of 67 to 12 By the decisive vote of 67 to 12, the people of Beaver Creek village declared in favor of the...
  So the other morning I was going through the channels on television. I ended up landing on the History Channel and the show was about where words and sayings came from and how they got their start. I learned that the saying “Good Bye” actually got its start from that saying “God be with you.” The...
  We all remember the days when our children were babies and we’d feel invisible when arriving at social gatherings with our little bundles. “Oh, he’s so cute. And look how he’s grown. Come here, sweetie. Let’s hear you say, ‘Gram-ma.’” Um. Hello? I’m here. Anybody care? Good to see you all, too....
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on December 15, 1922:   LIVESTOCK MEETING WILL BE HELD TOMORROW State Livestock Specialist to Propose Methods of Eradicating Tuberculosis From Rock County Herds The lecture on tuberculosis eradication work which has been scheduled for tomorrow...

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