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Rick Peterson
By the time most of you read this, I’ll be back in town from a three-day golf trip to Breezy Point, courtesy of my son. He had won the trip on, of all things, a radio station promotion. So I was happy to enjoy a few days of golf, fine eats and an adult beverage or two on a radio station’s dime....
Esther Frakes
Eye am the proofreader, the won whose hear at the sight of the Star Herald every weak to peak at the articles that are already too go. I don’t get complements two often because eye don’t get things write all the thyme. Ewe mite all ready sea there are two many weighs to spell write. Eye can’t bare...
George Bonnema
We are into the right temperature and moisture conditions for lots of fungus issues to attack our plants. For roses, black spot is a serious disease that shows up first as a black spot on the rose leaf. The leaf then turns yellow and falls off. This fungus normally starts on the lower leaves where...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on April 17, 1958.   Luverne Lions Club begins          The Luverne Lions Club came to life officially last Wednesday night when John Lutter, Lions District Governor, presented the new group’s charter to its president, Donald Stoterau, at left....
Jason Berghorst
Well, it must be June. June means I'm back working part time at the Star Herald during  summer break from my real job.  Each June I start by filling in for vacationing sports editor John Rittenhouse for a couple of weeks. And that means each June I step out of my comfort zone.  Don't get me wrong....
Troy Christianson
Question: When golf carts are using a pedestrian crosswalk, are vehicles required to yield? This happens in some towns where the roadway separates a golf course. Answer: Unless there is an ordinance or some other special allowance set by local or state officials, golf carts are treated as motor...
George Bonnema
If you followed my advice for using systemic rose care for your shrub roses when I first wrote about it this year, the product should be reapplied three times per season at six-week intervals, and this is six weeks after that initial application, so give them another treatment. Most roses are at...
Betty Mann
Only 15 cities with more than 2,500 population in the State of Minnesota have a lower tax rate than Luverne. Only one of them is in southwestern Minnesota.          According to an announcement by the Minnesota Taxpayers Association, Luverne’s tax rate for 1957, payable in 1958, is 180.36 mills,...
Scott Rall
Why is that sportsmen and women in general are so reluctant to speak up about conservation issues that are important to them? It is almost universal all over the county. Only when an issue is so controversial will more than the normal 2-3 percent of hunters and anglers actually get fired up and...
Question: The driver’s training manual says to have both hands on the steering wheel.  First it was “two and ten” and now with airbags they say “nine and three.” The question, is it a law that you must have both hands on the wheel? I have never seen that as a law and if so there sure would be a lot...

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