Columns

  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on June 10, 1927:   FLAG DAY PROGRAM TO BE GIVEN TUESDAY EVENING Observance of 150th Anniversary to be Carried Out at Luverne Commercial Club Rooms June 14th Next Tuesday, June 14th, is the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the United States...
  My roses are looking like I’ll begin enjoying marvelous color in a week. I also noticed a few holes in the leaves. I applied systemic fertilizer/insecticide several weeks ago and those little green worms that tried to feast on the leaves got eliminated before they did much damage. The worms are...
  Cancer feeds on sugar, God is good, and other things I’ve learned this year … It’s been an interesting year.  Tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of my cancer diagnosis. I’ve learned a lot — about myself, about God, about people and, of course, about cancer. In no particular order: About people...
  Is it safe to plant yet? I’ve heard that 50 times this spring and the varied weather pattern almost made me a liar! The prediction for frost didn’t hit the mark for most gardens, but my garden is the lowest point in town and we had frost twice. It’s frustrating because the 10-day forecast would...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on June 2, 1922:   NEW MASONIC HALL FORMALLY DEDICATED Handsome New Home of Luverne Masonic Orders Consecrated to Masonic Uses Wednesday OFFICERS OF MINNESOTA GRAND LODGE OFFICIATE Many From Adjoining Towns Assemble to Witness Simple but Impressive...
  One of the many benefits of being a teacher that I appreciate is the school calendar. I’m not just talking about having “summers off,” although that is part of it. I’m also not referring to how some schools now consider May to be summer and August to be fall; that’s a topic for another column. I’...
  An activity traditionally used to keep children busy is making its way into adult hands and eventually into my own hands in the not too distant future. Call me strange, but I have loved poking through the various pens, pencils and crayons in the office supply aisles. The purchase of new markers...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on May 26, 1922:   COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES TO BE HELD FRIDAY JUNE 2   Thirty-Two Students to Graduate From Regular High School course—Six Post-Graduates The commencement exercises at the Luverne high school will be held next Friday evening, June 2nd...
Area athletes will need to travel a slightly different path on the road to the state track meet in 2015. Gone are the days of Section 3A opening postseason competition with four sub-section meets. Replacing the format of four sub-sections are two super sub-sections. The change means Luverne, Hills-...
  It is Sunday afternoon and we have just had a beautiful shower of much needed rain.  That will make a huge difference on everything you have planted in your garden … and a few things you didn’t plant … like weeds! We use our grass clippings for mulch and other than my hoe, that is the best weed...

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