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George Bonnema
Driving through town yesterday, I commented that our spring season is a full two weeks ahead of average.  The flowering crab blossoms are opening and the color of tulips and Virginia bluebells is what I hope to see the week of Mother’s Day. Two weeks less of winter is fine in my book and I am...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on May 30, 1924:   THREE ARE ARRESTED FOR ASHCREEK BANK ROBBERY   Members of Notorious Gang Are Apprehended and Positively Identified at Sioux Falls   Largely through clever work on the part of C. D. Brown, of St. Paul, who has been the directing...
Hills-Beaver Creek golf coach Dan Ellingson is a pleasantly surprised man these days. Nearly one month into a season Ellingson thought would be a rebuilding year, he finds himself being the mentor of a boys’ team that has compiled a 6-2 record to date. “If you would have told me we would be 6-2 a...
Troy Christianson
Q: What are the requirements for RV triple towing in Minnesota? A: A recreational vehicle combination may be operated without an over-length type permit if: •the combination does not consist of more than three vehicles, and the towing rating of the full-size pickup truck or recreational truck-...
George Bonnema
Thank you to all the good people who attended my Courageous Pruning Seminar on Saturday.  I enjoyed out time together and I hope you found the information encouraging and empowering. I’m going out this morning (Monday) to apply the first round of Systemic Rose Care granules to my shrub roses.  This...
Betty Mann
(The following is the last half of the article from last week’s “Bits by Betty.”)   The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on May 23, 1924:   BANDITS ROB ASHCREEK STATE BANK   Secure $700.00 in Currency and Few Liberty Bonds in Daring Day-Light Hold Up   GEO. M. LaDUE FORCED INTO BANK’S...
After a trying sophomore season, it appears Madison Schandelmeier is back at full strength. Schandelmeier, a current Luverne junior, is coming off of what I’m sure was a forgettable 2015 track season for a standout runner. Bothered by leg pain most of season, Schandelmeier simply wasn’t herself...
As a young boy, I encountered several trips with my grandparents. As we are now into spring, I can picture in my mind these excursions all the more. One of those trips was to the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend, Iowa. It has nine grottos and each one touches on a different point in the life...
Rick Peterson
Now that the NCCA Tournament and the Master’s Golf Tournament are over, it’s back to work for all of you. I include myself when I say that. All I can say is I hope you fared better on your pools than I did. ----- Just an FYI — the citywide trash pickup starts next week. Be sure to follow the rules...
Mavis Fodness
By Mavis Fodness Photo bombing is the unexpected appearance of a person in a camera’s field of view as the picture is taken. Photo bombing can also take on various forms. One form is accidental, such as walking in front of the camera as the photo is snapped. Another can be more of a prank or...

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