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George Bonnema
On April 18 I mentioned applying systemic rose care granules to my shrub roses to both feed them and protect them from sucking and chewing insects. That application is repeated at six-week intervals, so it is time to give them another shot of energy. The difference this product makes in the amount...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on August 22, 1924:   (Continued from last week)   OLE-TIMER RECALLS THE DAYS OF THE EARLY ’70s   Collin Estey had the first pre-emption along the Rock river valley in Rock  county. Mrs. Deborah Estey, her six sons, Amos, Collin, Orville, Al and...
Back in 1984 Craig Nelson had to make a decision. Shortly after signing a contract to become the counselor at Luverne High School for the 1984-85 school year, District 2184 officials presented Nelson with another proposition. “They wanted to know if I was willing to be the coach of the girls’ track...
Sgt. Troy Christianson
Q: My son is involved in school patrol at his school and I would like to know more about Legionville School Patrol Camp.  A: There is a lot of information about Legionville School Patrol Training Camp. The Camp is where school patrol students are taught the fundamentals of school patrol, school bus...
Rick Peterson
If you haven’t notice already, today’s edition of the Star Herald has a number of mentions of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. Today’s editorial reminds us of the many blessings we have as free citizens because of the sacrifices that tens of thousands of American servicemen and servicewomen have...
Brenda Winter
This year’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Rock County is Friday, June 10, and guess who’s the honorary chairperson? Yup. I am. When Merecie Domagala (the real chairperson who does all the work) asked me if I’d accept this honorary position, without hesitation I offered an enthusiastic “...
George Bonnema
For those people who love mowing their lawn, this has been a great spring.  For those people who hate mowing the lawn … well, the rest of us can tell. Proper mowing is one of the keys to a healthy lawn. Set your mowing height at 3 or 3 1/2 inches tall. Taller grass forms a deeper root system. The...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on August 22, 1924:   OLE-TIMER RECALLS THE DAYS OF THE EARLY ‘70S   George DeForce Returns here After Absence of Forty-Eight Years — And, Becomes Reminiscent.   George DeForce, who first came to Rock county with his parents fifty-two years ago,...
Skyler Wenninger has unique plans for the summer of 2016. The 2013 Luverne High School graduate and current South Dakota State University student will be playing a lot of baseball in the coming months. He simply won’t be taking his swings and playing shortstop for the Luverne Redbirds as much as he...
Mavis Fodness
May 23 will be a joyous day even though it lands on a Monday this year. It will be the day after my youngest child graduates from high school. It will also be the day after my youngest daughter is married. How these two events came to be scheduled on the same day can be blamed (in part) on the...

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