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Remember When Dec. 30, 2021

10 years ago (2011)
•Director Terrie Gulden is retiring after 15 years at the helm of the county’s Heartland Express public transportation program.
Gulden said he considers the completion of the Heartland Building at 1011 North Blue Mound Avenue as a career highlight.
“This building has been a huge success for the program,” Gulden said.
After years of being bounced around, the Heartland office now has a permanent home with the busses located in the building. …
Gulden said he will miss working with his staff and a supportive county board as well as the people served by the Heartland buses.
25 years ago (1996)
•After three years of research, plans are finally in place for a congregate care facility in Luverne.
The Good Samaritan Society has approved plans by Luverne’s Mary Jane Brown Good Samaritan Center to construct  a 28-unit congregate care facility in the Sybesma Addition of Luverne.
The apartments, to be located directly south of the Mary Jane Brown Home, will be designed as alternative senior housing, allowing residents to live independently without the responsibilities of maintaining a home.
The two-story complex will be equipped with both an elevator and stairs. It will consist of one- or two-bedroom apartments with kitchen/dining area, living room and bathroom. In addition, there will be common areas for activities, a beauty shop, living room, dining room and more.
50 years ago (1971)
•After a lengthy discussion last Tuesday, the Rock County Board of Commissioners accepted the low bid on a purchase of two new automobiles to be used by the sheriff’s department.
Award of the bid was given to Van’s Motor Co. of Luverne with a bid of $3,548.84 each on two new Plymouth Fury autos.
75 years ago (1946)
•Axel Anderson, who has operated Anderson’s Café here since August 1, disposed of the business to Mr. and Mrs. Art Goodbody, Waukegan, Ill., Thursday of last week. Mrs. Goodbody will be remembered as the former Miss Alma Lund, of Luverne.
The business will hereafter be known as the Rainbow Inn, and the new management will continue to serve meals, lunches, beer, and soft drinks.
100 years ago (1921)
•A sale of outstanding importance in registered livestock circles, considering the general inaction of the past several months, was consummated the latter part of last week, when W. R. Hansen, of Kanaranzi township, sold ten Percheron and Belgian stallion colts to Holbert Bros., of Greeley, Ia., who are known throughout the United States and Canada as extensive importers and dealers in registered horses.
The colts ranged from sucklings to yearlings and consisted of three Percherons and seven Belgians, and the purchase price ranged from $250 to $450. The horses were shipped Monday to Greeley from Rock Rapids.

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