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Redbird Field was the place to be on Sunday, and I had a great time taking in the proceedings. Although the day included mixed results for the Luverne teams playing meaningful games within the city limits, it probably was the single most important day at the field since Aug. 1 of 2014. If you don’t...
My first listen to audiobooks involved placing a cassette into the car’s player. I traveled about a half hour to and from work in Worthington, sometimes late at night, and would listen to various stories instead of the same music on the radio. Thirty minutes is not a long time to listen to the...
  This is the second in a series about a 1929 Pioneer Girls reunion that appeared in the Rock County Herald on July 9, 1926. At the meeting, Effie Grout-Lindsey pays tribute to the mothers and wives of early day settlers. LUVERNE PIONEER GIRLS HOLD ANNUAL RE-UNION   Effie Grout-Lindsey Pays...
I’ve had people tell me that their green beans are blooming big time but not setting beans. This problem is caused by the extreme heat we have experienced for the past several weeks. Some varieties of beans are more sensitive to this temperature stress than others. The beans will produce once the...
Like many other fans of the Minnesota Twins, I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the way our team has performed on the field this season. One year after posting Major League Baseball’s worst record (59-103) in 2016, the surprising Twins not only find themselves in a position to earn a Wildcard...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on July 9, 1926:   LUVERNE PIONEER GIRLS HOLD ANNUAL RE-UNION   Effie Grout-Lindsey Pays Tribute to the Mothers and Wives of Early Day Settlers.   One of the note-worthy events of home-coming week was the annual re-union of the Luverne Pioneer Girls...
Wow! What a weekend! That’s the way I started my last column after the Fourth of July celebration. Well, that’s how I’m going to follow up this past weekend as well. The 150th weekend was nothing short of unbelievable. Hot Dog Night kicked off the weekend, and what a weekend it was! Just when the...
The well-meaning, long-lost relative leaned across the picnic table and asked, “And how ARE you?” Being German and Lutheran and Midwestern, I of course said, “Fine” and quickly made an observation about the weather. “Sure could be a warm one today, ya think?” Since I was diagnosed with anal cancer...
I was going to pick green beans this week, and when I got to the row of beans, I noticed a yellow stippling color to the top leaves. This is the first symptom of spider mite damage and this hot, dry weather creates a perfect environment for this pest to thrive. The mite is exactly that … a mite,...
(The following is continued from last week.)   DAYS OF YORE BEING RE-LIVED OVER COUNTY Other features of the home-coming program were a harmonica solo by Si Hopkins; duet, “I Married the Boot-legger’s Daughter,” by “Miss” Leonard Houg and Mr. Vincent Egert; dance revue, with Mesdames Laura Cannell...

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