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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...
There are many intriguing storylines to follow as the 2015-16 winter sports season begins in full force in the next couple of weeks. No matter which sport captures one’s attention, this could be one of the more interesting winters ever for most area programs. This could be especially true for local...
  Bits By Betty—November 19, 2015   The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on July 20, 1923:   LUVERNE BUSINESS INTERESTS PLEDGE $5,000 TO A.Y.P. TRAIL   Many Give Financial Aid in Obtaining new Transcontinental Highway Thru This City   That the business and professional men of Luverne...
  Communication   By Martha Fick, Good Samaritan – Mission Effectiveness "Is not the arrow beyond you?" 1 Samuel 20:37b ESV  Ole, Lars and Sven went deer hunting. Sven said to Ole and Lars, "I vill go south into de prairie grass. You two head north into de grove of trees. If you get lost, fire...
An exhibit honoring Luverne High School hockey teams can be found in the Xcel Energy Center from now through next September.
The memories of the magical season turned in by the 2013-14 Luverne High School hockey team are etched into the minds of many around these parts. Just don’t expect to view the most prominent symbol of that historic season in Rock County anytime soon. No need to worry. Luverne’s Section 3A...
  Roger Sparks, Pastor Luverne Christian Reformed Church Summer is past. Fall is upon us. Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner. Before we know it, we will discard our 2015 calendars. Most people I talk to say that they’re busy, busy, busy. So am I. Should we take time out of our busy...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on June 8, 1923:   MANY PHYSICAL DEFECTS FOUND AMONG PUPILS   Report of Luverne School Nurse Discloses 169 Out of 188 in High School Were Defective   Out of 188 pupils of the Luverne high school who were examined by School Nurse Clara Herm, 169...
  By Rick Peterson, Tollefson Publishing General Manager Are you kidding me? Affordable health care, my A$$. This column is in no way a reflection on our local insurance agents. In fact, I can’t imagine the guff they are taking as the annual renewal time for health insurance is upon us. This is the...
  It may not be ranked among life’s great questions such as, “What is the meaning of life?” or “How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” but to me the question is profound. I was painting my sister’s dining room last week as my seven-year-old niece munched on a taco...

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