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  Is it safe to plant yet? I’ve heard that 50 times this spring and the varied weather pattern almost made me a liar! The prediction for frost didn’t hit the mark for most gardens, but my garden is the lowest point in town and we had frost twice. It’s frustrating because the 10-day forecast would...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on June 2, 1922:   NEW MASONIC HALL FORMALLY DEDICATED Handsome New Home of Luverne Masonic Orders Consecrated to Masonic Uses Wednesday OFFICERS OF MINNESOTA GRAND LODGE OFFICIATE Many From Adjoining Towns Assemble to Witness Simple but Impressive...
  One of the many benefits of being a teacher that I appreciate is the school calendar. I’m not just talking about having “summers off,” although that is part of it. I’m also not referring to how some schools now consider May to be summer and August to be fall; that’s a topic for another column. I’...
  An activity traditionally used to keep children busy is making its way into adult hands and eventually into my own hands in the not too distant future. Call me strange, but I have loved poking through the various pens, pencils and crayons in the office supply aisles. The purchase of new markers...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on May 26, 1922:   COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES TO BE HELD FRIDAY JUNE 2   Thirty-Two Students to Graduate From Regular High School course—Six Post-Graduates The commencement exercises at the Luverne high school will be held next Friday evening, June 2nd...
Area athletes will need to travel a slightly different path on the road to the state track meet in 2015. Gone are the days of Section 3A opening postseason competition with four sub-section meets. Replacing the format of four sub-sections are two super sub-sections. The change means Luverne, Hills-...
  It is Sunday afternoon and we have just had a beautiful shower of much needed rain.  That will make a huge difference on everything you have planted in your garden … and a few things you didn’t plant … like weeds! We use our grass clippings for mulch and other than my hoe, that is the best weed...
  Despite the Baby Brezza Formula debacle from our last grandbaby babysitting experience, Grandma and Grandpa Peterson were given a second chance to watch Brooke. To avoid any formula mishaps, I was banned from the Brezza machine. The reason we were babysitting in the first place was so mom and dad...
  Despite the Baby Brezza Formula debacle from our last grandbaby babysitting experience, Grandma and Grandpa Peterson were given a second chance to watch Brooke. To avoid any formula mishaps, I was banned from the Brezza machine. The reason we were babysitting in the first place was so mom and dad...
Jan was my neighbor. You wouldn’t have known her because she and Dar didn’t get out much. They moved here in ’07 on account of the veterans home. They were two retired army nurses traveling across the countryside when the home caught their eyes. So they stayed. They and three cats — Willie, Annie...

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