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Remember When July 14, 2022

10 years ago (2012)
•Twenty-six people from the Rock County area spent a week in Haiti at the end of June as part of a mission team organized through the American Reformed Church, Luverne.
The trip was coordinated through Mission of Hope, which provides food and medical care to Haitians. It operates an orphanage, a medical facility and a church. In addition to providing other services to Haitian people. …
Haiti Mission Team members included Pastor Mike Altena, and his wife, Vicki, Paige Baker, Amanda Barnhart, Tammy Barnhart, Brenna Brown, Mary Brown, Kayla Cox, Lauri Dahlquist, Lauren Guy, Josh Haugom, Julie Haugom, Samantha Helm, Bethany Hup, Dalton Jacobsma, Andrew Jelken, Lindsay Lonneman, Aimee Moss, Lexi Rust, Ned Sandbulte, Bailey Stratton, Alyssa Teunissen, Cassie Uithoven, Harold Ver Steeg, Tammy Watson and Ryan Wynia.
25 years ago (1997)
•Of the 34 guests who helped make up the field for the 16th annual Member-Guest Tournament last weekend, none was more colorful than a special guest who toured the Luverne Country Club on Tuesday.
Patrick Reusse, a sports columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, paid a visit to the LCC to play a nine-hole round of golf with member Bob Jarchow and some of his hand-picked friends.
Reusse requested Jarchow to select some of his “finest reprobate friends” to join on the round. But the LCC member threw a curve at his guest when he lined up 1979 United States Open women’s golf champion Jerilyn Britz, two-time defending LCC champion Cory Norman, and Jere Ohme, a fine golfer in his own right, to round out the fivesome.
50 years ago (1972)
•The Spitznagel Partners Inc., Sioux Falls architectural firm, has been employed to draft preliminary plans for updating the fronts of business buildings on the north side of Main street between Freeman and Cedar, and on the west side of North for about a half block.
Harold Norman, chairman of the Development Committee of the Luverne Chamber of Commerce, said that the architects have photos of all the buildings. They will make overlay sketches to show their ideas for changing the fronts, while still conforming to the existing architecture of the building. When they have completed their work, these sketches will be shown to the building owners, and an estimate as to costs will be given at that time. Owners have the option of accepting or rejecting the suggestions.
75 years ago (1947)
•After serving the community as a machinist and mechanic for 27 years, John Nesguthe has disposed of his business, the Nesguthe Machine Shop, to Gerrit and Jacob Van Voorst. The new owners took possession July 7.
Mr. Nesguthe plans to sail August 8 for Norway, where he will visit about three months, and will attend to business matters. …
The business will hereafter be known as Van Voorst Brothers Machine Shop.
100 years ago (1922)
•S. B. Nelson, owner of the Manitou hotel since the first of the year, on Tuesday sold the property to Hagen Keith, of Mitchell, S. D. The new owner is a young man who grew up in the hotel business, and for several years has conducted the leading hotel at Mitchell. Under the terms of sale Mr. Keith was given immediate possession, subject to the lease held by landlord W. A. Lyon, which expires April 1st, next.
The new owner would like to take actual possession of the hotel by September 1st, and negotiations are now under way between him and Mr. Lyon with this end in view.

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