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  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...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on June 8, 1923:   MANY PHYSICAL DEFECTS FOUND AMONG PUPILS   Report of Luverne School Nurse Discloses 169 Out of 188 in High School Were Defective   Out of 188 pupils of the Luverne high school who were examined by School Nurse Clara Herm, 169...
  By Rick Peterson, Tollefson Publishing General Manager Are you kidding me? Affordable health care, my A$$. This column is in no way a reflection on our local insurance agents. In fact, I can’t imagine the guff they are taking as the annual renewal time for health insurance is upon us. This is the...
  It may not be ranked among life’s great questions such as, “What is the meaning of life?” or “How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” but to me the question is profound. I was painting my sister’s dining room last week as my seven-year-old niece munched on a taco...
I’ll be the first person to say experience benefits individuals 99 percent of the time. On Saturday I found myself in the one percent of the equation. Having covered multiple state cross country meets in Northfield over the years, I was confident in my self-determined approach to putting myself in...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on May 18, 1923:   REMAINS OF CHILD BURIED 53 YEARS UNCOVERED A coffin containing what is supposed to be the remains of an infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Nason Estey, that had been buried fifty-three years, was found Saturday on the southwest quarter...
When it comes to high school volleyball, I always seem to travel backward in my mind. Back in 1986, when I arrived in Rock County, I found myself experiencing some glorious times covering Luverne High School sports. Not only was I fortunate enough to cover a football program that was emerging as a...
    Question: My question is related to the blocking of rear license plates and the taillights on vehicles equipped with rear mount bicycle racks, and also the large platforms that mount into a receiver hitch and most often contain large coolers. Is it legal to block the rear of the vehicle and the...

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