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Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village (continued from 11-05-20 edition of the Star Herald.)            During the summer of 1884 an event occurred which resulted in the death of one proposed town and the birth of another. The victim in this case was Drake. That...
Scott Rall
The firearms deer season started in most of Minnesota on Nov. 7.  In the southwest part of the state it runs for 11 days.  Other regions have different dates and season lengths. I am a pretty serious deer hunter but have not harvested a deer in over 30 years. This by no means indicates that I have...
Mavis Fodness
Circumstances are murky as to how Orville Iveland’s military dog tag ended up in the farm grove of Russell and Doris Wenzel in Springwater Township. What’s clear is that the dog tag is now safely in the Iveland family’s procession. An Oct. 22 Star Herald story with the Wenzels about an unusual rock...
Rick Peterson
About a month ago, Scott Rall wrote in his column the reasons you should carry a cell phone with you while hunting. Carrying a cell phone while in the field is something I have been doing from the time I traded my bag phone in for a flip phone. I hunt alone a lot, so carrying the cell phone is as...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village (continued from 10-29-20 edition of the Star Herald.)   Magnolia          Magnolia, an incorporated village of eastern Rock county, is a station on the Worthington-Mitchell branch of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis &...
Scott Rall
In previous columns I have advised keeping a cell phone in your pocket and telling others where you were going to hunt in case of an emergency. And I’ve also written about falling on a stick and ending up in the emergency room. Well, I have a different story that happened just a few weeks back that...
Brenda Winter
I have lots of opinions about the outcome of the 2020 presidential election next Tuesday, but I’m not going to share them here – or pretty much anywhere. Mostly because I want us to remain friends. My husband and I get along great with our neighbors to the west who proudly display a TRUMP! sign,...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village (continued from 10-22-20 edition of the Star Herald.)   The Lodges          Three secret societies maintain active organizations in Beaver Creek. They are the Ancient Order of United Workmen, Degree of Honor and Brotherhood...
Lori Sorenson
On Friday I’ll turn 52. It’s not a landmark birthday, but it feels like more of a landmark than birthdays 40 and 50 combined. My dad died in August within a year of my mom’s death last fall. It has been “quite a year,” as a friend noted in the grocery store last week. Yes, it has. In more ways than...
Rick Peterson
We are kind of entering the holiday season with Halloween just around the corner and Thanksgiving and Christmas already on some of our minds. But sandwiched between Halloween and Thanksgiving is Veterans Day. For me the Mt. Rushmore of holidays would be #1 Christmas, #2 Memorial Day, #3 Veterans...

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