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Remember When Aug. 18, 2022

10 years ago (2012)
•Big changes are in store for school cafeterias around the nation as new federal guidelines for school nutrition are implemented.
The meals have more fruits and vegetables, less meat and sodium, fewer calories and no trans fat.
In Luverne, food service directors Ann Rigney and Mary Smook are rewriting their menus and brainstorming how to get students to embrace them.
Among the ideas on the table are a butter substitute, Butter Buddy, which they hope will make unsalted cooked vegetables taste better.
25 years ago (1997)
•Carl Kahler’s retirement could probably be more accurately described as a career change. In the past few years, the 80-year-old Beaver Creek man admits he’s had more than a full-time job.
Kahler, winner of this year’s title of Outstanding Senior Citizen Man, has honed his writing and research skills to create two books of stories and memories of his hometown, “Sweet Auburn” and “Roaring Beaver.” He’s working on a book about Beaver Creek Presbyterian Church, “The Village Kirk.”
His neighbors and friends appreciate his dedicated efforts to preserve the identity of their small, prairie town for them and for future generations.
50 years ago (1972)
•It may not be too long before the old elevators along Blue Mound Ave. are down, Dick Kirkham, city administrative assistant said this week.
Last week’s issue of the Star-Herald reported that a legal notice ordering owners of the three structures to tear down the buildings had been published and that legal action had begun to accomplish this goal.
Kirkham said that the owners, Mrs. H. A. Paulsen of Hardwick and John Van Ipersen of Hospers, Iowa, had indicated to him that they would initiate steps soon to raze the buildings. The owners actually have 20 days to answer the proceedings and 30 days to remove the buildings.
The condemnation proceedings were a result of a summer-long study which revealed the buildings to be both a health and a safety hazard.
75 years ago (1947)
•Marilyn Hawes, of the Springdell 4-H club, and Richard Sundem, of the Blue Ribbon club, are Rock county’s 1947 4-H health champions.
Judging of the health contestants, two from each of the 12 clubs in the county, was completed Tuesday night by Dr. J. S. Burleigh and Dr. M. S. Dale.
Both winners will represent Rock county at the state contest to be held at the Minnesota state fair next week.
100 years ago (1922)
•In an effort to better control public dances which are held at Beaver Creek, the council has adopted an ordinance requiring that a license fee of $15 a month be paid by the manager of every hall used for dancing purposes, where an admission fee is charged, and prohibiting dancing after midnight on Saturdays.

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