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Remember When Aug. 4, 2022

10 years ago (2012)
•The Rev. Dorie Hall assumed the pastoral duties at Luverne’s United Methodist Church on July 1.
Hall is a native of southwest Minnesota. She comes to Luverne from Lakefield where she has lived with her husband, Luther, for nearly 30 years.
Hall spent her early childhood in Adrian and her teen years in Windom, but she says she considers that her life began at age 30 when she became a Christian. …
Hall said she is excited about serving in Luverne.
25 years ago (1997)
•With great courage, Luverne City Administrator Matt Hylen uttered the emotion-fraught word, “sidewalks,” during the July 28 meeting.
While few who remember the emotional discussions of the last big sidewalk improvement program in 1990 want to start the whole process again, Hylen said residents in the areas north of the school property have asked about creating a sidewalk district.
They expressed concern about the safety of children walking to and from the ball fields and new elementary school, once they are complete.
50 years ago (1972)
•Mrs. Vernon Kvale, adult advisor from the Blue Ribbon 4-H club, was selected as the “4-H Mother of the Year.” This award is given to a 4-H member each year who has done much for the 4-H program.
75 years ago (1947)
•A new four-lane express highway will pass through Rock county when and if a proposed system of interstate roadways are completed.
According to an announcement made by the public roads administration in Washington, Luverne is on one of the two east-west highways that will lead Minnesota. The highway, of which through which U. S. 16 is a part, extends from Tomah, Wis. west through Albert Lea, Luverne, Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Billings and Butte, Mont., Spokane and Seattle, Wash.
100 years ago (1922)
•That the Luverne public library now contains 5,339 volumes, classified as periodicals, encyclopedias, books on philosophy, religion, sociology, natural science, useful arts, fine arts, literature, history and fiction, was shown by the annual report of Librarian Della Halbert, submitted Wednesday evening at the annual meeting of the library board. Of the above number, 102 new volumes had been purchased during the year, and 40 were received as gifts.

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