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This is the fourth in a series about a 1929 Pioneer Girls reunion that appeared in the Rock County Herald on July 9, 1926. At the meeting, Effie Grout-Lindsey pays tribute to the mothers and wives of early day settlers.   LUVERNE PIONEER GIRLS HOLD ANNUAL RE-UNION   Effie Grout-Lindsey Pays...
August is the month to thin, move, or divide peonies and German Bearded Iris. The soil is dry and hard so you will want to water the clump before you try to do anything. When working with the iris, note that the rhizome has a growing or pointed end indicating that is the direction it is going to...
Alex Weis (third, right) had a large support group that included his family and his girlfriend (Mckenzie Besel, second right) during the 2017 Deaflympic Games last month in Samsun, Turkey. The delegation also includes Jim Hensley (left), Judy Weis (second, left), Natasha Weis (third, left), Tony Weis (middle) and Drew Weis (right).
For Alex Weis, the 2017 Deflympic Games proved to be the ultimate learning experience. The 2013 Luverne High School graduate didn’t receive the opportunity to pose on the medal stand at the event in Samsun, Turkey, as he was hoping to do. In hindsight, that really didn’t matter. Having the chance...
This is the third in a series about a 1929 Pioneer Girls reunion that appeared in the Rock County Herald on July 9, 1926. At the meeting, Effie Grout-Lindsey pays tribute to the mothers and wives of early day settlers.   LUVERNE PIONEER GIRLS HOLD ANNUAL RE-UNION   Effie Grout-Lindsey Pays Tribute...
Last week I crossed an item off my bucket list. I finally traveled to Washington, D.C. I’ve loved history and government since I was in middle school and have taught these subjects for years. To say I have been wanting to get to our nation’s capital for a long time is an understatement. It was...
Wow, another stellar weekend! The 2017 edition of the Rock County Fair is in the books. Great weather, large crowds, super entertainment in the grandstands, awesome food, free watermelon — what else could you ask for? At our booth in the commercial building we had the charity spinning wheel — which...
Redbird Field was the place to be on Sunday, and I had a great time taking in the proceedings. Although the day included mixed results for the Luverne teams playing meaningful games within the city limits, it probably was the single most important day at the field since Aug. 1 of 2014. If you don’t...
My first listen to audiobooks involved placing a cassette into the car’s player. I traveled about a half hour to and from work in Worthington, sometimes late at night, and would listen to various stories instead of the same music on the radio. Thirty minutes is not a long time to listen to the...
  This is the second in a series about a 1929 Pioneer Girls reunion that appeared in the Rock County Herald on July 9, 1926. At the meeting, Effie Grout-Lindsey pays tribute to the mothers and wives of early day settlers. LUVERNE PIONEER GIRLS HOLD ANNUAL RE-UNION   Effie Grout-Lindsey Pays...
I’ve had people tell me that their green beans are blooming big time but not setting beans. This problem is caused by the extreme heat we have experienced for the past several weeks. Some varieties of beans are more sensitive to this temperature stress than others. The beans will produce once the...

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