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Pleased With Committee Work Of the committee, he said: “They have been very cooperative. They came to us before we even realized they knew we were making a survey. We had three places in mind then. They found out and called on us in Sioux City and gave us a good job of selling on Luverne and they...
Next week marks another milestone in the Fodness household — we will no longer have a teen in the family. Adam turns 20 on Dec. 6, and he is quick to remind this empty-nest mom, “You’re getting old.” I don’t associate my adult children with my own advancing age; rather, it’s about finally getting...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on April 12, 1962.   $1.25 Million Industry to Locate Here   Premium Packing Co. Plans To Employ About 75 Persons   Will Ship Beef Carcasses Premium Packing Co. will not do the complete packaging of beef products as does a packing house. It will...
What should be an interesting winter sports season for Luverne High School teams begins in full force this week. All six of the LHS squads will have faced their first tests of the campaign before the coming weekend is complete, and each team faces different types of challenges with their schedules...
The place he calls home for six months out of the year may have changed, but the goal remains the same for 2016 Luverne High School graduate Chaz Smedsrud. A standout player for the LHS boys’ hockey program during his high school days, Smedsrud always harbored a dream of playing college hockey at...
Season of Thanksgiving This year, readers, I’m thankful you read my column The season of Thanksgiving — and thankfulness — is upon us, to be followed shortly by the Season of Giving, which presumably adds up to one lump sum of Happy Holidays. Which can be overwhelming. Most all of us, if we’re...
It’s that time of the year again to give thanks for so many of the things we take for granted. When was the last time you flipped a light switch and said “thanks” when the lights came on? Just think about all the things around the house we never give a second thought to until they don’t work. There...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on April 12, 1962.   $1.25 Million Industry to Locate Here   Premium Packing Co. Plans To Employ About 75 Persons   A $900,000 dressed beef plant will be constructed three-quarters of a mile west of Luverne this summer in the largest single...
Do you vote yes or no? Should Luverne build its identity around the nutcracker collection currently housed in the county’s new history museum? The answer to this question has resulted in vibrant discussion on the Luverne Area Chatter Facebook page with many people saying, “yes, the collection is...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on January 30, 1947.   Enlistments In National Guard Will Begin Here Saturday Night   Drills Will Bring $2.50 Per Night For Privates, Capt. Tollefson States.   Enlistments will be accepted Saturday evening for the first time in the new national...

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