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Question: What can be done about an aging family member when their driving skills become diminished and it becomes a safety concern? Answer: Older drivers in general are safe. As we age, the risks behind the wheel increase with the possibility of declining cognitive, vision and physical abilities....
My kids tell me I worry too much. They’re probably right. They should know. My worries are mostly due to them. I didn’t used to worry. I used to live a worry-free, carefree — even careless — life. I grew up on farm where we roamed, sometimes barefoot. And we sometimes stepped on rusty nails that...
Alex Weis embarked on a grand adventure Friday morning. It was the first leg of a journey that will lead the 2013 Luverne High School graduate nearly halfway around the world, where he will compete in three events at the 2017 Deaflympics. Along with his throwing coach, Weis was in the beginning...
Luverne’s Jade Smith dives back to first base to foil a pickoff attempt by Heron Lake during a June 27 game in Heron Lake. Smith singled and scored a run during a 4-0 victory.
With a solid group of sophomores making key contributions to the effort, the Luverne baseball team turned some heads during the high school season this spring. Although Luverne lacked experience at the varsity level, the Cardinals earned a share of second place in the Big South Conference’s Small...
Question: I was told that the fine for speeding in a construction zone had increased recently.  Could you also explain the Zipper Merge for merging into construction zones in Minnesota? Answer: A recent work zone crash left two people injured, so this is a great time to remind drivers about the...
With the Fourth of July celebration in the books — and another great day at The Lake it was — now it’s on to the next Luverne celebration. In one week (next Thursday) we kick off Luverne’s 150th celebration with Hot Dog Night. This is the 55th annual Hot Dog Night, and as per the norm, the event...
A relaxing routine developed nine months ago when the Fodness household transitioned into an empty nest. Weekday mornings lacked the panic of getting out of the house on time. Supper was hardly ever planned since no one was home to enjoy a large meal. Weekends began to fill with adult activities...
As the squash vines take off conquering the garden, it is time to protect them from the squash vine borer. An application of dust or spray at the base of the plant will give you protection from this pest. The moth lays its eggs at the base of the plant, not along the length of vine. The eggs hatch...
DAYS OF YORE BEING RE-LIVED OVER COUNTY Other features of the home-coming program were a harmonica solo by Si Hopkins; duet, “I Married the Boot-legger’s Daughter,” by “Miss” Leonard Houg and Mr. Vincent Egert; dance revue, with Mesdames Laura Cannell, Etta Leicher, Edith Eberlein and Dolly Newton...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on July 2, 1926:   DAYS OF YORE BEING RE-LIVED OVER COUNTY   First Home-Coming Celebration in Rock county Draws Many Former Residents from Far and Near.   SPECIAL FEATURES WILL KEEP VISITORS BUSY   Hills is Mecca of Home-Comers Today—Community...

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