Columns

Lori Sorenson
We have a young driver in training in our family, and these are exciting and challenging times. For both the learner and the mentors. It’s exciting for the young driving student who can just about taste his freedom. And it’s exciting for the grown-up drivers who look forward to the kid driving...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on January 18, 1924:   FARMERS TO BE PROVIDED WITH HITCHING PLACES   Home Automotive Co. Tenders Use of Vacant Lots for This Purpose to Luverne Commercial Club   Accepting the offer of the Home Automotive Co., to donate the use of the vacant lots at...
George Bonnema
I have finished my hibernation! It amazes me that when we finally get to see the sun in the morning after weeks of cloudy weather, we realize that our daylight hours have increased dramatically. That mean it’s time for gardeners to get to work ... that means me, and I’m loving it! If you have...
The boys’ and girls’ state basketball tournaments remain to be played, but the 2015-16 winter sports season came to an end for me with the conclusion of the state wrestling tournament Feb. 27. The annual four-month odyssey included attending 81 events involving teams from Luverne, H-BC, Adrian and...
Rick Peterson
On Monday I attended a video presentation at the Palace Theatre by Roger Brooks. The video screening was made possible by Gary Papik and the LIFT Executive Board. It was kind of a continuing education piece on the ongoing “destination branding” process Luverne is undertaking. The video was titled “...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on March 28, 1924:   ROCK COUNTY ASSESSORS TO MEET NEXT FRIDAY   Representative of State Tax Commission to be Present and fully Explain Assessment Requirements   The regular annual meeting of the assessors of Rock county for the purpose of receiving...
Two of the best high school wrestlers I laid eyes on this winter proved their prowess at the state tournament in St. Paul over the weekend. Adrian senior Skylar Hieronimus and Luverne junior Solomon Nielsen established their standings among the state’s elite competitors. They also solidified their...
Sgt. Troy Christianson
Question:  At a recent gathering, a friend related a story to me that really surprised me. He was traveling along a local road at night when a car came toward him with his high beams on. My friend flashed his high beams to ask him to switch to lows, but the car ignored him. So, my friend flashed...
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...

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