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Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on July 11, 1924:   HARDWICK’S TWO BANKING INSTITUTIONS CONSOLIDATE   Farmers State Bank Takes Over Business of Security State Bank and Stockholders Pool Interests   The consolidation of Hardwick’s two banking institutions, which had been under...
RIck Peterson
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but I am here to tell you this old dog can still be trained. I was on a sales call at Cragoe Realty last week and it’s not unusual for Gene Cragoe and me to get enthralled in a conversation about this, that or the other thing. Well, last week we had...
Mavis Fodness
Story development takes on different forms in the world of journalism. There are timeless stories — those that can be published anytime and entertain readers about a subject. Then there are the fast-breaking stories. These are full of facts about an event or incident. These run in the upcoming...
George Bonnema
Driving through town yesterday, I commented that our spring season is a full two weeks ahead of average.  The flowering crab blossoms are opening and the color of tulips and Virginia bluebells is what I hope to see the week of Mother’s Day. Two weeks less of winter is fine in my book and I am...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on May 30, 1924:   THREE ARE ARRESTED FOR ASHCREEK BANK ROBBERY   Members of Notorious Gang Are Apprehended and Positively Identified at Sioux Falls   Largely through clever work on the part of C. D. Brown, of St. Paul, who has been the directing...
Hills-Beaver Creek golf coach Dan Ellingson is a pleasantly surprised man these days. Nearly one month into a season Ellingson thought would be a rebuilding year, he finds himself being the mentor of a boys’ team that has compiled a 6-2 record to date. “If you would have told me we would be 6-2 a...
Troy Christianson
Q: What are the requirements for RV triple towing in Minnesota? A: A recreational vehicle combination may be operated without an over-length type permit if: •the combination does not consist of more than three vehicles, and the towing rating of the full-size pickup truck or recreational truck-...
George Bonnema
Thank you to all the good people who attended my Courageous Pruning Seminar on Saturday.  I enjoyed out time together and I hope you found the information encouraging and empowering. I’m going out this morning (Monday) to apply the first round of Systemic Rose Care granules to my shrub roses.  This...
Betty Mann
(The following is the last half of the article from last week’s “Bits by Betty.”)   The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on May 23, 1924:   BANDITS ROB ASHCREEK STATE BANK   Secure $700.00 in Currency and Few Liberty Bonds in Daring Day-Light Hold Up   GEO. M. LaDUE FORCED INTO BANK’S...
After a trying sophomore season, it appears Madison Schandelmeier is back at full strength. Schandelmeier, a current Luverne junior, is coming off of what I’m sure was a forgettable 2015 track season for a standout runner. Bothered by leg pain most of season, Schandelmeier simply wasn’t herself...

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