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      By Mavis Fodness Someone likens the feeling of turning 50 to that of a youth mastering riding a bike without training wheels. Remember the feeling of freedom and independence? That feeling has been building inside me for the past half century. It becomes official on Saturday. I will be 50....
Mary and I were at our grandson’s baseball tournament a week or two ago. The actual dates escape me but it was that really hot weekend. Of course, there wasn’t a shade tree to be found within the zip code of the baseball diamond. It didn’t take long and a canopy tent city sprung up. At one time, I...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on November 10, 1922: “SELF SERVE” GROCERY TO BE OPENED TOMORROW New Style Grocery Store to be Conducted by Otto Orloske in Soutar Block A new grocery establishment to be known as the “Serve Yourself” grocery store, will be opened to the public...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on November 3, 1922: BURGLARS PAY VISIT TO STATE BANK OF STEEN Gain Entrance Through Window and Ransack Safety Deposit Boxes—Obtain Less Than $300 The Steen State bank was burglarized early Saturday morning. About $150 in bonds and War Savings...
The local entries in the National Senior Games staged in St. Paul the past couple of weeks reached a common conclusion. Don’t judge an athlete by age, Pat Scheidt and Craig Nelson say. When it comes to willingness to compete and succeed, a person’s age has no limitations. Both Scheidt and Nelson...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on October 27, 1922:   LUVERNE BANKS TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTION AGAINST HOLDUPS High Power Rifles Are Placed in Second Floor Offices Offering Clear View of Bank Entrances Acting on suggestions from the American Bankers’ association, the entrances to...
  One benefit of being a reporter is the role of quiet observer in a community — following events but not interfering with the news as it unfolds. A story assignment in Jasper two years ago is one such event. The experiences of one family have left a lasting impression, and I continue to follow...
Wes Grieme has been in the business of instructing tae kwon do in Luverne for a long time. His instruction has spanned 34 years, to be exact. Needless to say, Grieme has witnessed a lot of great things over the past three-plus decades. However, when it comes to belt-testing sessions at the local...
  I have never seen die-back in spirea like I observed this spring. However, most have recovered and are blooming beautifully. I want to remind you to shear those flower heads off after that first flush of blooms and the new growth will give them a fresh look for the rest of the season. If you have...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on September 1, 1922: GROCERY PRIZES TO BE GIVEN AWAY TONIGHT AT PALACE The following prizes will be given between the first and second show Friday evening, featuring the County Grocery. The groceries to be given are purchased of Snook’s Grocery,...

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