Columns

Betty Mann
This is the fifth and last in a series about a 1926 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...
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...
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...
Like many other fans of the Minnesota Twins, I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the way our team has performed on the field this season. One year after posting Major League Baseball’s worst record (59-103) in 2016, the surprising Twins not only find themselves in a position to earn a Wildcard...
Alex Weis embarked on a grand adventure Friday morning. It was the first leg of a journey that will lead the 2013 Luverne High School graduate nearly halfway around the world, where he will compete in three events at the 2017 Deaflympics. Along with his throwing coach, Weis was in the beginning...
Luverne’s Jade Smith dives back to first base to foil a pickoff attempt by Heron Lake during a June 27 game in Heron Lake. Smith singled and scored a run during a 4-0 victory.
With a solid group of sophomores making key contributions to the effort, the Luverne baseball team turned some heads during the high school season this spring. Although Luverne lacked experience at the varsity level, the Cardinals earned a share of second place in the Big South Conference’s Small...
What will be the highlight of summer vacation for one Luverne youth unfolds over the next couple of days. Perceyis Trierweiler, an 11-year-old who will be a sixth-grader next September, departs for Detroit, Michigan, for a grand adventure. Trierweiler, who has been a member of the Luverne Tae Kwon...
After 23-plus years of marriage, my wife may have uttered her most profound statement to date in early May. Astrid and I were discussing our upcoming, two-week vacation at Three Lakes Resort in Otter Tail County when she spoke these memorable words. “I’m looking at this year’s vacation like it’s a...
A racing event with a twist will be staged at the Rock County Fairgrounds Saturday. The celebration of Buffalo Days in Luverne has included dirt track action at the local oval for a while now, but this year’s slate will include a special event that adds extra intrigue to the Saturday night lineup....
The Buffalo Ridge Officials Association is in desperate need of help. After years of administering the rules of the sport of football with integrity and pride on many fields here in Southwest Minnesota, the BROA is currently facing a number crisis. “We had about 15 or 16 officials right here in...

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