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With more than a quarter century of experience to draw from, Luverne assistant track coach Al Stoakes has seen a lot of different things over the years. Some might say that Stoakes has seen it all. The veteran assistant might have agreed with that at one point, but spring of 2016 has included...
1991 Ford Crown Victoria
Question: I’ve noticed that the Minnesota State Patrol squad cars have white front car doors. I recall some years back that they did not. But I also recall from my childhood that they had white doors then also. Could you help me remember when these changes occurred? Thanks! Answer: The Minnesota...
Brenda Winter
I don’t know if you know “The Johnny Appleseed Song” usually sung by church youth groups before they eat. It goes like this:   Oh, the Lord is good to me And so I thank the Lord For giving me The things I need Like the sun and the rain and the apple tree. The Lord is good to me Let’s eat!   It all...
George Bonnema
A relatively new annual flowering plant I’d like to feature today is the SunPatiens. Impatiens have been the flowering annual of choice for shade areas, but the old varieties were not happy growing in bright sun. This ”new and improved” class is happy, in fact, prefers bright sun. There are three...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on May 16, 1924:   OLD CO. A BOYS TO HOLD RE-UNION HERE MAY 27   Committee in Charge of Arrangements Wants Every Member to be Here for a Day of Pleasure   Plans are being made for a re-union of the members of the old Company A. 136th Infantry, which...
My anticipation level is rising for the state of the 2016 spring sports season. Although Mother Nature spoiled my plans to cover Luverne softball and baseball games last Thursday and Friday respectively, I’m eagerly waiting for the weather to make a turn for the better so our area athletes can show...
Luverne’s Jaxon Nelson will play hockey for the Sioux Falls Stampede in the United States Hockey League next year.
The most prolific player in Luverne High School boys’ hockey history will no longer call the Blue Mound Ice Arena his home rink. Jaxon Nelson, a key member of one of Southwest Minnesota’s top hockey programs the last three years, has decided the time has come to move on. Although Nelson is only an...
Rick Peterson
This column is mostly about this, that and the other thing. Did you notice this past Easter weekend how Easter Sunday started out with the winter white stuff on the ground and then grass covered lawns by the end of the day? Compare that to this past Christmas. If you remember, that day started out...
Lori Sorenson
My college son spent some time over his Easter weekend volunteering for the Rock County Historical Society. It was an assignment for school, and he was grateful that Betty Mann had some work at the museum that he could help with. Somewhere in the process of clipping and filing information at the...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on April 18, 1924:   DRIVE FOR SALVATION ARMY FUND UNDERWAY   Annual Campaign to Raise funds for Support of Mercy Workers Started Wednesday   LOCAL COMMITTEE OF FOUR PLACED IN CHARGE   Receipts to Go Into General Fund of Organization to Aid the...

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