remember when


10 years ago (2005)

•The family of Harold Dunkle donated a parcel of land to the city of Luverne, which may use the space to develop a campground. City crews tore down the (Cardinal Drive-In) building just east of the city park this week.


20 years ago (1995)

•Herman and Maude Jochims are Luverne legends to those who still remember them.

No one is more aware of that than Bonnie Holmied Jordah who, with both her parents, worked for Herman Jochims at the Palace during its glory years.

To make sure the legend will not fade into oblivion, she has written “Herman’s Palace,” a delightful 70-page hardcover book which relates, in a folksy way, who Herman and Maude were and how heir intuitivism made the Palace Theatre an entertainment center that is now included in the National Register of Historic Places.


50 years ago (1965)

•Luverne’s annual Tri-State Band Festival scheduled for Saturday was cancelled yesterday because of weather conditions. Yesterday was the 17th day it had rained here this month.

It was the first time in the event’s 15-year history that a cancellation has been necessary, due to the weather.


75 years ago (1940)

•Sheriff Neil Roberts, O.C. Lee, of the state bureau of criminal apprehension, and W.L. Mills, special agent for the Great Northern railway, are investigating the theft of about $75, a wrist watch and some checks from three railroad crew employees at Hills some time Friday night.


100 years ago (1915)

•The formal opening of the New Palace theatre Wednesday evening was a peculiarly happy affair and one that long will be remembered by the people of Luverne.





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