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Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on July 18, 1924:   ROCK COUNTY AS IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO   The ill-fated year 1873 began with the most violent storm in the history of the state from the time of the first settlement to the present date. For three days beginning January 7th, the...
Betty Mann
In November 1867, Mr. Hawes brought with him John Lietze and family who were to maintain a stopping place, or half-way place, as it was called on the mail route. Although both the Estey and Lietze families spent the winter of 1867-68 on the Rock river within ten miles of each other, neither knew of...
Troy Christianson
Question: I read a recent study by the AAA Foundation for traffic safety that nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the previous year. How many “road rage” incidents are reported to the State Patrol on a yearly basis?...
Mavis Fodness
In my completion of daily horse chores, I often hear the familiar honks of Canada geese as they pass overhead. This spring, however, there was one honk that sounded a little different from the others. I am fairly certain it was Gary greeting me. Two summers ago my family unknowingly fostered a...
The Luverne VFW baseball team faces a stiff challenge to open the state tournament Thursday in Fergus Falls. District 1 champion Austin, Luverne’s opening game opponent at 1:30 p.m., will be a quality opponent. Austin last qualified for state play in 2014, but the program produced state...
Lori Sorenson
Snag, the family cat, enjoys a relative life of leisure, existing both indoors and out, depending on her mood and the weather. Mostly, she’s been queen of the jungle, commanding respect of the local birds, bunnies and pocket gophers. But lately she’s been challenged by a stray Tom who travels from...
Rick Peterson
Wow! Hats off to the Rock County Fair Board for a very successful 2016 fair. The weather was perfect and the crowds certainly reflected that. The Star Herald staff is busy putting together a special section featuring all of the 4-H winners. Look for that in next week’s paper. Next on the community...
George Bonnema
Last week I wrote about working on my bearded iris to address the iris borer issue. I lifted the entire clump of each variety and found borers in just one of the three, and that clump had just a few of the rhizomes affected. I found three of the critters, and they are ugly. Getting to that task as...
It’s probably easier said than done, but there is a way the 2016 Luverne VFW baseball team can make program history at the state tournament in Fergus Falls next week. All the young Cardinals need to do is win twice at the double-elimination event. After spending part of my weekend researching the...
After witnessing the first opening-round loss in the Section 3AA Baseball Tournament that I can recall last May, a question popped into my head as I drove home from Jackson that day. How long will it take the Luverne High School baseball program to return to winning form? After watching the VFW...

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