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Scott Rall
I have three Labrador hunting dogs and one rat terrier housedog. My dogs are highly trained, and to keep them there takes ongoing attention. A great dog will turn into a so-so dog in about six months if the owner does not maintain its talents with constant and ongoing refresher training. I have...
Brenda Winter
I’m sure I’m not the only one wondering, “Who, exactly, are Darlene and Marlene Brauer and why do they keep turning up in Luverne?” Twice in a year’s time this pair of middle-aged sisters has claimed to be a “comedy” act entertaining at a local fundraiser. They first insulted their way through the...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on April 3, 1958.   Free Movies For Children Saturday          A free movie extravaganza of cartoons will be enjoyed by Luverne area youngsters Saturday at the Palace Theater here at two special matinee movies.          There will be one...
George Bonnema
Last week I sent you outside to start your spring pruning ... and then it snowed. But we survived that, so today I’ll give you a couple of indoor garden tasks to do, and maybe that will give us more sun outdoors. If you are interested in starting your own pepper and tomato plants for your garden,...
An anniversary is being observed for one of Luverne’s greatest treasures in 2019. The Luverne Country Club is open for business for the 80th consecutive year. From humble beginnings in 1939, the LCC has been transformed into one of the best nine-hole golf courses the state has to offer. In my mind...
Rick Peterson
After one of our weekly Monday morning advertising meetings, the ever-popular bag phone, for whatever reason, was the topic of our post-meeting conversation. I was a proud bag phone user and would still be today if it was up to me. If memory serves me, it was a Motorola. I did check on eBay and...
Lori Sorenson
“Sweet dreams,” “Living the dream, “Man of my dreams,” “In your dreams” … all imply that dreaming is a good thing. But my dreams are mostly weird. Like the ones that find me in my childhood home in the kitchen with yellow linoleum, rooster-patterned wallpaper and a black-and-white television on the...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on March 27, 1958.   Frick Elected To Head New Business Corp. Officers and committee heads were elected by the Luverne Industrial Corporation at a meeting here last week. Named as president of the newly incorporated group is Ray Frick. Larry...
George Bonnema
A couple of perfect spring days have convinced me that we are on the backside of winter so here I am again, telling you to get to work outside to keep your landscape looking great.  The one plant that is first on the list to get cut back is Karl Forster grass.  This is a cool season grass that...
I know the sample size is pretty small at this point, but I have to say the Minnesota Twins have surprised me through early stages of the baseball season. Some surprising performances by a few returning players, along with some key contributions made by new additions to the team, have given me some...

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