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The following article is from the Feb. 8, 1962, edition of the Rock County Star Herald.   Initial Survey Of Fallout Shelters to Begin Next Week   An initial survey of facilities for public fallout shelters in Rock county will begin Tuesday. Magnus Christensen, Rock county civil defense director,...
I have been staring at my computer screen for a bit trying to come up with a column idea for the week. This isn’t all that rare, but sometimes the inspiration of an idea or topic is slow to come to me. Possible topics that have floated through my head have been the harsher than normal winter...
Among the many strange things I saw in Israel last spring was the pre-school teacher packing heat as she led her little troop of four-year-olds on a field trip. The pistol in her holster appeared when her lace top flipped back and forth in the breeze. Another unusual sight was the young woman on...
The following article is from the Feb. 21, 1952, edition of the Rock County Star Herald.   Not so enchanting, but —   Jimmy Dorsey’s Band Takes Evening Off — In Luverne A quiet evening in a normally quiet mid-western town made even more quiet by the weather proved to be a rather unusual experience...
Phil Drobnick (left), coach of the U.S. Men’s Curling Team, and Gisele (Gigi) Marvin (right), a member of the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team, pose for a picture at the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.
All things considered, I wouldn’t be surprised if Luverne’s Craig and Randi Oftedahl were enjoying a tropical vacation right now. After surviving what had to be a hectic week filled with must-see sporting events, the Oftedahls deserve a little extra rest and relaxation. The superintendent of...
Son No. 2 has long held a fascination with mobility on ice. When he was little, we spent many hours ice-skating (in our snow boots) on the frozen lake at the state park. Of course, the exercise involved running and sliding, first upright and then on his behind. Mom participated only in the upright...
Question: What is the correct following distance? Everyone seems to be way too close behind each other. Answer: The only law regarding following distance pertains to vehicles pulling trailers. This includes trucks as well as semi-truck tractors with trailers. They must maintain a minimum distance...
  The following article appeared in the Feb. 15, 1968, edition of the Rock County Star Herald.   A Luverne Landmark for 80 Years . . . Town Hall Coming Down   Almost Stalemate On May 5 a committee reported to the council that they could not report on the canvassing in favor or disfavor – stalemate...
The Luverne boys’ hockey team is about to embark on a journey that could result in a history-making experience. The Cardinals open the Section 3A Tournament with a quarterfinal-round game at the Blue Mound Ice Arena. With a 14-0 record against section competition, the Cardinals earned the...
Fifty-three is just a number. That’s what I keep telling myself anyway. The number looks like %# using the keyboard caps lock. Written backward, it’s 35 — or #%. A 53rd birthday has no real significance compared with round numbers like turning 50, which I’ve found to be one of the best so far. But...

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