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  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    April 17, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald May 18, 1944. The story of Mrs. Mattie Lehmann of Magnolia continues after her family’s possessions were destroyed in a fire as they arrived in Moscow…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    April 10, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald May 18, 1944. Almost every American can recall the enjoyment and excitement which accompanied Fourth of July celebrations in their youth. To most…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    April 03, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald May 18, 1944. Jennie Kienast’s story continues with recalling how her father had saved others in a prairie fire while living in Iowa. Meanwhile, he…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    March 27, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald May 18, 1944. “Well, sir, if I had a chance, and a good riding horse, I don’t know but what I’d just as soon go horseback riding right now,” declared…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    March 20, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on May, 11 1944. (Jim McDowell continues his story about staying in school as the 1888 blizzard raged outside.) … We all formed a ring around the…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    March 13, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on May, 11 1944. Did you ever wonder what you would have done if you had been caught away from home during the famous blizzard of 1888? Jim McDowell…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    March 06, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on May 4, 1944. John Gunderson explains coming to American in 1902, making his way to Wisconsin in October and working at a lumber camp. He was…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    February 28, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on May 4, 1944. John Gunderson, Luverne, continues his story about his work and marriage in Norway and how he came to emigrate to America. “After…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    February 21, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on May 4, 1944. Serving a year with the Norwegian merchant marine is one of the memorable experiences of John Gunderson, Luverne. This week as he…
  • February 14, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on April 27, 1944. Hans Christiansen continues his story about working with a farmer who never slept. “He’d be getting up in the middle of the night…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    February 07, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on April 27, 1944. “The first money I ever earned that I could call my own, I got working in an onion patch,” declared Hans Christiansen, Luverne, who…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    January 31, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on April 13, 1944. (Harry Curry continues his story.) One time the Curry family never went to town for six weeks, and they still fared well. The…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    December 27, 2023
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on March 23, 1944. There was adventure aplenty for Ole J. Skyberg, Luverne, during his youth. Unlike most boys born of parents of average means, he…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    December 20, 2023
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on March 16, 1944. Nels Lunde of Luverne continues story about life on the prairie.   Cold in House If people would have had the money in those…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    December 06, 2023
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on March 9, 1944. F.A. Leicher reflects on when a merchant helped get materials to his repair shop in Trosky.   “That made me sit down and think.…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    November 29, 2023
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on March 9, 1944. “Every bump has an element for boost if you keep your eyes open, and take it from me, there are plenty of bumps in this world,” said…
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1944: Lehmann settles family near Magnolia in 1903

The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older.

1944: Club Spotlight turns to Mattie Lehmann of Magnolia

The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older.

1944: Kienest's story recalls prairie fire

The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older.

1944: Diamond Club turns to Kienast's life story

The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older.

1944: McDowell continues story at school during 1888 blizzard

The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older.

1944: McDowell recalls waiting out blizzard in school

The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older.

1944: Gunderson story finishes with move to Luverne

The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older.

1944: Gunderson continues Diamond Club Story

The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older.

Diamond Club series includes adventures of John Gunderson in 1870s

The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older.

1944: Christiansen finally settles on farm near Hardwick

The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older.