Remember When Dec. 31, 2015

10 years ago (2005)

•The Luverne High School all-weather track will finally be replaced thanks to School Board action at the Thursday, Dec. 22, meeting. ...

The estimated $200,000 track replacement has been in the district’s capitol outlay plan for five years, but other expenditures have taken priority.


20 years ago (1995)

•The Luverne Economic Development Authority voted Dec. 15 to purchase land west of Luverne for future development. The land is on the north side of County Road 4, south of the Mary Jane Brown Good Samaritan Center. The EDA bought 32.84 acres from Stuart Sybesma for $103,000.


50 years ago (1965)

•The idea of forming an (hospital) auxiliary has been under discussion for a long time in Luverne. Last October, a nucleus group was formed. Out of this spearheading organization the Pink Ladies were formed.

Officers named on October 15 were: Mrs. Ernest Hamann, president; Mrs. Les Murphy, vice president; Mrs. Roland Swanson, vice president; Mrs. Albert Peterson, secretary; and Mrs. P. D. Stephenson, treasurer. Dues were set at $1 per year.


75 years ago (1940)

•The new Rock County Sportsmen’s club will stage a rabbit hunt Sunday, Charles W. Soutar, who is in charge of arrangements, announced yesterday. Hunters are asked to meet at the E. L. Connell Chevrolet garage at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon.

Last Sunday’s rabbit hunt netted the 55 hunters who took part a total of 163 victims.


100 years ago (1915)

•Edwin Huffman, of Chicago, advance agent for the company that will present “The Trail of the Lonesome Pine” at the New Palace on next Thursday evening, Jan. 6th, was in the city the first of the week, not only making arrangements for the coming of his company, but renewing a number of old acquaintances. 

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