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Remember When July 28, 2022

10 years ago (2012)
•The Luverne Area Chamber hosted a reception Monday evening, July 23, for its 2011 Outstanding Chamber Member, Terrie Gulden.
Gulden began his career in Luverne at Tri-State Insurance. He eventually became the president of BIS. Gulden served as the director of Rock County Heartland Express from 1990 to 2011.
He also helped develop the honor flight trips out of southwest Minnesota. He helped organize four trips involving more than 800 people who made the trips. Gulden is a Vietnam veteran and is a dedicated volunteer and supporter of military veterans.
His most recent and ongoing project is the Herreid Military Museum where he serves as committee chairman.
25 years ago (1997)
•With increasing numbers of bikers, hikers, runners and bladers using public roadways for recreation, local officials are exploring ways to expand the network of off-road trails in and around Luverne.
This fall, the south portion of the Blue Mound Avenue bike path near the city street shop is slated to become a six-foot-wide concrete path. City funds are budgeted annually for sidewalk improvements, according to Public Works Director Darrell Huiskes.
At six feet, the path would meet ADA specifications allowing two wheelchairs to meet on the path.
The path might become even wider and longer if current dreams become reality.
50 years ago (1972)
•Linda Wahlert, member of Luverne’s Cadette Girl Scouts Troop 584, was recently accepted as one of a two-girl team participating in a National Girl Scouts Wider Opportunities Event. Linda will represent the Minn-Ia-Kota Girl Scouts Council at Savannah, Ga. from August 8-14. The twenty-five participants represent 16 different councils from all six national regions. …
Linda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wahlert of Luverne, and Lynn Thiles of Sioux Falls will leave for Savannah August 5.
75 years ago (1947)
•Gilbert Remme has opened Remme’s Texaco Service Station at Kenneth, Minnesota, and is featuring Texaco products and a full line of tires, batteries and car accessories. He is equipped to render complete lubrication service.
Long’s Café, which has been closed for about two weeks for remodeling and redecorating, will reopen today. It is larger in that it will accommodate more patrons, and provide additional kitchen space, service room, and a bake shop. The café has a number of other important features, according to Mr. and Mrs. V. A. Long.
100 years ago (1922)
•Mrs. O. L. Godfrey, of Beaver Creek, was elected president of the Rock County Public Health association; Mrs. A. N. Rice, of this city, first vice president; Mrs. C. J. Woodrow, second vice president; Mrs. C. L. Sherman, secretary; Mr. D. M. Main, treasurer, at the annual meeting of the association held Friday afternoon.
The board of directors for the county will be named and announced within a short time. Mrs. C. J. Martin, holds over until 1925 as a member of the state board of directors.

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