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Brenda Winter
Our cat is sick. And I am not a cat person. I grew up on a farm where the average life expectancy of a cat was about three years. Causes of death among farm cats include the milk truck, a tractor, a car, a dog, a trap, hypothermia, a horse, a cow, another cat — and of course, disease. Sad but true...
Betty Mann
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on February 8, 1924:   PRICES OF GASOLINE GIVEN ANOTHER BOOST   Standard and Independents Act in Unison in Boosting Prices 2 cents Throughout Northwest   SECOND 2-CENT RAISE MADE IN LAST 30 DAYS   Prices Now Near Peak in Minnesota—Rise In Price of...
I’m sure the members of the Luverne girls’ hockey team have heard it a number of times already, but now it’s my turn. Congratulations for all you accomplished during a gem of a season. The state tournament may not have yielded your desired results on the ice, but that takes nothing away from what...
“Judge not, that you be not judged.” Matthew 7:1    Sven was riding the city bus to town. When he reached his stop, it looked like rain and without thinking he picked up the umbrella belonging to the man sitting next to him. “Stop, thief,” Lars yelled. “Stop dat man. He took my umbrella.” Sven...
Rick Peterson
It’s been a couple of weeks since the youngest Peterson grandson took the ice for his first mini-mite tournament. Tournament maybe isn’t the right word because they didn’t keep score; there was no goalie in the net because there was no net. Come to find out that for the mini-mites instead of nets...
Lori Sorenson
For Christmas we gave Matt wireless headphones to listen to the TV without interference from, well, us, essentially. Carson can practice percussion or play the piano and I can be on the phone or clattering dishes and the xBox downstairs can play at full volume without interfering with Matt’s hockey...
 The Luverne 12 and Under girls’ hockey team captured the program’s first district title over the weekend. Team members include (front, from left) Cheyenne Schutz, Mallory Von Tersch, (middle) Sophie Holmberg, Kamryn Van Batavia, Emma Ramstorf, Anika Boll, Kristyn Skindelien, Zariah Holmgren, (back) Reghan Bork, Mallory Nelson, Paige Sandbulte, Rozilyn Oye, Billi Connell and Brynn Thier.
It’s been a history-making week for the Luverne girls’ hockey program. I’m sure everyone is well aware the Cardinal varsity squad captured its first Section 3A title in Redwood Falls Feb. 9. By doing so, the Cardinals made their first appearance at the state tournament Wednesday when they skated...
And He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered Him, ‘You are the Christ.’” (Mark 8:29 ESV) An elderly woman walked into a local country church. A friendly usher greeted her at the door and helped her up the flight of steps. “Where would you like to sit today?” he asked politely...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on November 23, 1923:   COUNTY TEACHERS INSTITUTE TO OPEN NEXT MONDAY   Three Days’ Session to be Held Under the Supervision of County Supt. Headley   All teachers of the rural school districts of the county, it is expected, will be in attendance at...
Walter Mondale and me
Having the opportunity to meet Walter Mondale recently brought back memories of 1984 and my first opportunity to vote in a presidential election. I was 18 years old and a college freshman. Mondale was the Democratic presidential nominee and was the first to choose a woman as his vice presidential...

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