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  I, for one, am thrilled silly about the prospect of having three traffic lanes striped on Highway 75 instead of the four many of us have grown to know and love. The reasons are many, but I think my main reason is — having a turning lane down the center of the highway has a “big city” feel to it....
  I just walked over to some of my shrub roses and was shocked to see that black spot had attacked with the intention of taking off every leaf!  This summer has been ideal weather for every form of blight and fungus because of our high humidity and the onset of dew lasting from dust through mid...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on January 12, 1923: BEAVER CREEK TO HAVE OWN TELEPHONE SYSTEM Favor Purchase of Present System from Private Company by Village by Vote of 67 to 12 By the decisive vote of 67 to 12, the people of Beaver Creek village declared in favor of the...
  So the other morning I was going through the channels on television. I ended up landing on the History Channel and the show was about where words and sayings came from and how they got their start. I learned that the saying “Good Bye” actually got its start from that saying “God be with you.” The...
  We all remember the days when our children were babies and we’d feel invisible when arriving at social gatherings with our little bundles. “Oh, he’s so cute. And look how he’s grown. Come here, sweetie. Let’s hear you say, ‘Gram-ma.’” Um. Hello? I’m here. Anybody care? Good to see you all, too....
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on December 15, 1922:   LIVESTOCK MEETING WILL BE HELD TOMORROW State Livestock Specialist to Propose Methods of Eradicating Tuberculosis From Rock County Herds The lecture on tuberculosis eradication work which has been scheduled for tomorrow...
  I had a friend ask me what it would take to make a Christmas cactus bloom. Their plant was several years old and was a large plant but it never produced a single flower. Christmas cactus, like a poinsettia plant, initiate flower buds when the days get shorter and the nights get cooler in late...
Laura Richters surrounds herself with the scrapbook albums and books she has created over the past 20 years, including the redesign of the first page of her wedding album. Having the books allows her to easily relive and share the special event memories with friends and family.
  Laura Richters of Luverne is a scrapbooking marvel. Last month at the Rock County Fair, Laura was sitting comfortably in a folding chair with a computer set up in her lap. She was archiving yet another family event. “This is my passion,” she told me several months ago. It’s a passion she started...
The Luverne Redbirds make their third consecutive appearance at the Minnesota State Class C Amateur Baseball Tournament Sunday in Watkins. Luverne, the Region 13C champion, takes on Fort Ripley at 7:30 p.m. While playing in state tournament games has become commonplace for many of the Redbirds, the...
If my instincts are correct, I believe I recently had a brush with future greatness. Projecting what will happen 15 to 18 years down the road can be tricky. In this instance, I’m pretty sure my glance into the proverbial crystal ball will prove to be true. My hunch centers around a recent addition...

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