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A couple of weeks ago when my grandson was in town for some deer hunting, we went to McDonald’s drive-up early on a Sunday morning. We placed the order of one McMuffin and two hash browns. Just the grandson was eating; I was along to finance the operation. We pulled up to the pay window and the...
Sunday was the Feast of St. Nicholas — and my youngest son’s 18th birthday. In his sermon at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Father Tom told of the story of Nicholas, about his immense sorrow at the deaths of his parents and the relief he felt giving away his inheritance through small gifts. His...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on May 19, 1911:   After the first of next July first cousins cannot be united in marriage in the state of Minnesota, according to a law passed at the last session of the legislature, and for this reason there will be a considerable decrease in the...
If the first two outings serve as any indication, Luverne Cardinal wrestling fans could be in for a fun ride this winter. Second-year coach Tony Johnson and his squad kicked off the 2015-16 campaign by wrestling in two events in a three-day span late last week. The results of both events captured...
“Judge not, that you be not judged.” Matthew 7:1    Sven was riding the city bus to town. When he reached his stop, it looked like rain and without thinking he picked up the umbrella belonging to the man sitting next to him. “Stop, thief,” Lars yelled. “Stop dat man. He took my umbrella.” Sven...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on August 31, 1923:   SHOE THRIFT WEEK BEING QUITE GENERALLY OBSERVED   But Two Days Remain of Nationally Designated Period for Promoting Health, Comfort, Economy   Two more days of Shoe Thrift Week still remain, the week which has been set aside the...
Question: Can you talk about winter driving safety? Answer:  This is a great time to talk about it and remind drivers about the dangers of driving on slippery roads and reducing chances of being involved in a crash. •Avoid unnecessary travel if conditions are poor. •Buckle up, and make sure child...
She’s back.  Our baby girl, age 21, is back from the ends of the earth.  Well, OK, she’s back from Thailand, which is not the end of the earth, but it’s a loooooooong way from Luverne. She flew to Sioux Falls from Bangkok Tuesday night. (Nothing says “Welcome Home” from a tropical climate like 10...
I finally understand what a former Luverne coach was trying to tell me last year. Derrick Brown, the head coach of Luverne’s first Section 3A boys’ hockey championship team, gave me the following “heads up” many times before he moved to St. Cloud over the summer. “Keep an eye on this freshman class...
  It’s Thanksgiving week so we tend to spend a little more time than normal thinking about those things we are thankful for. Because of everyone’s work and family schedules, our family celebrated Thanksgiving this past weekend. The time worked out well because it was also the weekend of the youth...

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