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Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on January 13, 1905.   Barely a quorum of the members of the Maplewood Cemetery association turned out Monday evening to attend the annual meeting held in J. H. Furlow’s office. While this fact indicates the implicit faith and entire satisfaction  of...
If one asks a typical Minnesota sports fan what they remember the most from 1987, the response will be overwhelming for good reason. That was the year the Minnesota Twins defeated the St. Louis Cardinals to claim their first World Series title. It was a glorious season for our Twins, and the...
With 2020 knocking on the door of the New Year, I usually fill the space this time of the year with my resolutions. I haven’t had great success fulfilling my resolutions, so this year I am going to take a slightly different approach. I have come up with what I am calling my Luverne Bucket List....
So what’s in a name? Obviously a very specific spelling, for one thing. One of the challenges for the Star Herald staff is to spell names correctly — not an easy task. As early as possible at the beginning of each school year, we ask the area schools to email student class lists to us for reference...
Brenda Winter
From now on, if anyone asks me for the definition of a good sport, I’m going to answer “Betty Mann.” Betty was willing to portray herself in the “Marlene and Darlene Present the Nutcracker” show at the Palace Theatre on Dec. 22 even though the storyline poked fun at nutcrackers and people like...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on December 18, 1931.   Rock County’s Total Population is 10,962   Second Census Bulletin Gives Detailed Report of 1930 Enumeration; Luverne Has Population of 2, 644 Rock County’s total population is given as 10,962 in the second series population...
The initial season of Adrian-Ellsworth boys’ basketball is off to a strong start. The Dragons ended their pre-Christmas schedule with a 4-2 record, and two of the victories were impressive ones. Overcoming a 12-point halftime deficit to defeat Red Rock Central in the third-place game of the Russell...
Rick Peterson
With nearly 400 greeting cards already collected, we sent off a couple hundred greeting cards last week to American military personnel currently deployed around the world, including four from Rock County. I would like to thank Lexi Moore and the students from the Hills-Beaver Creek schools and...
Lori Sorenson
Mom wasn’t a fan of Christmas. She didn’t raise her children to believe in Santa and our tree didn’t go up until well into December. Mostly Mom despised the commercialism of the holidays, openly cringing at the first Christmas ad on TV or first decorations to show up on store shelves. Of course, it...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on December 4, 1931.   Will Open Bids on New Paving December 22   Eleven Miles on No. 6 from Luverne to Iowa Line is Included in Projects Under Consideration   1932 Program Calls for 428 Miles of Concrete   Paving Luverne to Adrian Link Will Make...

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