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The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on August 31, 1923:   SHOE THRIFT WEEK BEING QUITE GENERALLY OBSERVED   But Two Days Remain of Nationally Designated Period for Promoting Health, Comfort, Economy   Two more days of Shoe Thrift Week still remain, the week which has been set aside the...
Question: Can you talk about winter driving safety? Answer:  This is a great time to talk about it and remind drivers about the dangers of driving on slippery roads and reducing chances of being involved in a crash. •Avoid unnecessary travel if conditions are poor. •Buckle up, and make sure child...
She’s back.  Our baby girl, age 21, is back from the ends of the earth.  Well, OK, she’s back from Thailand, which is not the end of the earth, but it’s a loooooooong way from Luverne. She flew to Sioux Falls from Bangkok Tuesday night. (Nothing says “Welcome Home” from a tropical climate like 10...
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...

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