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 Auxiliary President Dianna Tomlinson presents service banners to Bryan Fodness (left), Adam Fodness, Mavis Fodness, Tara Vander Steen, Dan Vander Steen, Jessy Hoven and Saul Hoven on Memorial Day.
Diane Tomlinson’s letter was unexpected and it’s message simple: “We would like to present your family with the Blue Star Banner that signifies you have a child or children actively serving our country in the military.” Eight Rock County families received window-sized service flags from the Dell...
The Bartels siblings and their mother emigrated from Germany in 1914 aboard the ship George Washington, which brought them to the United States. In addition to some unidentified passengers, Otto Bartels, father of Luverne’s Elmer Bartels, is pictured on the left in the back. Elmer’s grandmother, Metta, is standing on the right, with Lena and Meta next to her. Greta and Bertha are in the front, center, and Willie is on the right in the front. They disembarked on Ellis Island and traveled by train first to Fu
Family reunions are a universal summer pastime, and for Rock County native Becky Bartels, her Aug. 21 event was similar to many family gatherings. There were elders, long lost cousins (some from overseas) and children (many who vaguely resembled their grandparents) all gathered at the home of Becky...
Lowell and Shirley Harrison, Luverne, are pictured with Thinh (Jackie) and her son, John Ta, on Dec. 19 in Kansas City, Missouri, for John’s 40th birthday celebration.
To the Editor: Some 40 years ago Luverne sponsored a Vietnamese family of 10 children. Although only the oldest daughter, Thinh, spoke English, both she and her father immediately went to work at A.R. Wood. Thinh (now Jackie), who left her husband behind, was pregnant. She had John on Christmas Day...
Emergency loans at an annual interest rate of 3.5 percent are currently available to eligible family farmers in Rock County as a result of a recently issued FSA Administrator’s Physical Loss Notification. This approval is limited to applicants who suffered physical losses caused by high winds,...
The Luverne Rotary Club, CHS-Eastern Farmers and the family of the late Janice Kass are the newest participants in Rock County’s Adopt A Highway program this fall. Janice Kass was the mother of Cheryl Hartman, rural Luverne.
Janice Kass’ name is written on the newest Adopt A Highway sign erected in Rock County. Its location along North Blue Mound Avenue is in remembrance of Kass, who was someone who appreciated the outdoors and the spectacular views afforded by the Blue Mounds over the city of Luverne. When the mile...
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