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It’s that time of the year when I jot down the things I am thankful for. I’ve done this topic year after year and so the first thing I am thankful for is that I am still here doing my thankful column. Over the years I have written about the little things I am thankful for like cruise control on my...
Giving Thanks   Every good and perfect gift is from above. -  James 1:17   Dear God, Thank you for turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green bean casserole, cranberries, whole wheat buns, pumpkin pie, real whipped cream and leftovers. And thank you for squirrels, the trees in the park,...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on April 2, 1953.   Expect Drive-In Theatre To Be Ready In June Luverne’s new drive-in theatre, on U.S. Highway 75, about two miles south of the city, will open early in June if present plans of the new owner materialize. K.C. Sargent, who...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on March 26, 1953.   Co. Extension Program Plans Are Announced Special agriculture events and meetings for the next fiscal year of the county agricultural extension department were scheduled at a meeting held here last Thursday evening. Farmers...
    Question: I was arrested for DWI. Where do I find information about ignition interlock? Answer: First-time DWI offenders arrested at 0.16 alcohol-concentration level or above and second-time offenders can voluntarily enroll in the ignition interlock program to regain legal driving privileges....
The world is comprised of cat people and not-cat people with a small minority who say they’re in neither camp. For most of my life, I’ve lived in a house with a cat or two, and therefore it seems natural to live among the benefits — and the drawbacks — of cat companionship. On one hand, there’s...
As the 2018 Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener was winding down in the host city of Luverne, I was thinking back about the Rooster Ridge Wildlife Management Area land dedication that I attended near Beaver Creek. I remember talking to Howard Van Wyhe about his consideration to sell land to Rock...
Sometimes too many free T-shirts lead to confusion (and funny stories)   By Mavis Fodness A simple reality of accepting free T-shirts is sometimes you can have too many in your household. Case in point: two florescent green T-shirts. Same color. Same logos. Different sizes. Last year I began...
Question: My father found a wallet at a big retail store while on vacation and was concerned about handing it off to the staff there, instead deciding to contact the owner directly.  He was eventually pulled over by local PD, with the wallet in hand, and was told he could be brought up on theft...
Sunday is Veterans Day, and as you may know, we observe Veterans Day on Nov. 11 because World War I ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year 1918. I encourage you to stop what you’re doing this Sunday morning at 11 o’clock and take a few moments to think...

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