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Luverne’s Claire Baustian appears to be determined to make her senior season as a member of the girls’ hockey program a memorable one. Baustian, one of two seniors playing for the LHS squad this winter, is one of the main reasons why the Cardinals sported a gaudy 9-2 record heading into a home game...
Troy Christianson
In the past five years, officers reported snowy or icy road conditions in more than 79,569 crashes (2014-2018). These crashes resulted in 214 traffic deaths and 20,761 injuries. During the winter, it’s important to drive at safe speeds according to road conditions, and give yourself plenty of...
Jason Berghorst
“The hopes and fears of all the years are met in Thee tonight.”  If you just sang those words in your head as you read them, this may be a column for you.  If not, no worries, you can keep reading too.  That line is the final stanza of the first verse of “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Some people...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on November 27, 1931.   Sale of Christmas Seals Under Way   R. C. Engan Will Direct County Campaign; Adequate Supply of Attractive Stamps Available Everything was in readiness for the official opening of the county-wide sale of double-barred cross...
For a team that was expected to experience some growing pains early in the season, the Hills-Beaver Creek girls are playing basketball at a high level. The Patriots posted three wins in a five-day span last week to up their record to 5-0. Two of the five wins were Red Rock Conference conquests, and...
I don’t know why, but maybe because the Peterson family celebrated Thanksgiving almost a month ago, it seemed to me that December wasn’t ever going to get here. Then all of a sudden December is here and Christmas is just three weeks away. So now that Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber...
Mavis Fodness
Our new puppy, Lucy, a lab-Brittany spaniel mix, often chases her own tail. The sight is comical, as she spins and snaps her teeth at her long brown tail. She spins in both directions, quite fast, until she catches her tail in her mouth and, after a brief pause, continues to spin in circles. I...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on November 13, 1931.   Women Leaders of Poultry Project Build Self-Feeders   Models Fashioned are Conclusive Proof That Feminine Hands Can Efficiently Hit the Nail on the Head   Women leaders have been “hitting the nail on the head” the past week as...
Ron Mehl tells the following story in his book, “The Ten(der) Commandments.” I love the story I heard about an eight-year-old boy who sat in class, taking a test.  He became so nervous and distraught about completing the test on time that he suddenly wet his pants. Horrors! He looked down and saw a...
So, the most asked question in my family circle these days is, “What do you want for Christmas?” There is always the easy gift card way out, but we all know that the right gift is far better than a chunk of plastic, even if you can spend it anywhere you like. The recommendations for your outdoor...

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