10 years ago (2012)
•Blue Mound Liquor Store manager Rich DeSchepper is retiring this summer, but he said he has mixed feelings about leaving the job.
“I’m thoroughly enjoying it,” he said about his work.
He said one of his favorite quotes is by Confucius, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
DeSchepper said this was the case for nearly every day he worked at the liquor store. “It’s really true.”
25 years ago (1997)
•Evelyn Rogness and Erma Schubbe, both of Hills, have restored a 1948 edition of the Hills Crescent newspaper that records the historic Main Street fire. …
The paper details the $75,000 fire loss in the business district of the town. The women assembled a puzzle-like series of photocopied papers which were laminated so that visitors to the museum will be able to read the articles without damaging the actual pages. According to Rock County Historical Society President Betty Mann, volunteers have made a sizeable dent in organizing clippings. Almost every Friday since the first of February, at least six helpers have worked to sort and save articles.
50 years ago (1972)
•Summer theatre, something that’s been discussed here for several years, will become reality in Luverne Friday night with the opening of the Broadway musical, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” …
“You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” is based on the popular newspaper comic strip, “Peanuts,” and features the comic strip’s main characters, Charlie Brown, played by Steve Rinder; Lucy, portrayed by Terry Souba; Schroeder, played by Erik Folkers; little Linus, played by David Beyer; Patty, played by Cyndi Schmidt; and Snoopy, played by Scott Jorgenson.
75 years ago (1947)
•Bob Wildung won the handicap tournament Sunday at the Luverne Country Club by shooting 77 with an 11 handicap, giving a net 66 for the 18 holes. Runner-up was Nor Manion with a 79-9-70. John W. Reimer was third with a 92-20-72. Handicaps are revised after each Sunday’s play so that all members have an equal chance of winning the following week’s tournament.
100 years ago (1922)
•Luverne will celebrate July 4th next Tuesday and in doing so desires the privilege of entertaining the people of Rock county and of surrounding counties that day.
Extensive preparations have been made for the celebration of this great day, and the program of entertainment that will be presented is designed to appeal to all, both young and old, and leave not a dull period from early in the morning until late at night.
The Luverne band will open the day’s exercises at 9:30 a.m., with a short concert, after which an interesting program will be given, consisting of several selections by a community chorus, the reading of Declaration of Independence by Judge N. R. Reynolds, and the address of the day, by Rev. M. K. Hartman, of St. James. This will be followed by a mammoth commercial and industrial parade.
Remember When June 30, 2022
10 years ago (2012)