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Remember When March 10, 2022

10 years ago (2012)
•Geronimo Wind representatives told Rock County Commissioners Tuesday that May 1 is the targeted start date for pouring concrete pads for the 119 wind towers north and west of Luverne.
Pad construction will continue through June. Beginning in August, the towers will be set up at a rate of 10 per week. …
Geronimo will remove the meteorological towers when they are no longer needed.
25 years ago (1997)
•Before they’ve even broken ground, planners of the Mary Jane Brown Congregate Living Apartments have found ways to improve the project, creating an added challenge for fund-raisers.
New plans will include a recreation room and library for an extra $25,000. Transportation is a current amenity offered to tenants of the facility, but the 1980 bus/van currently used by MJB will soon need to be replaced. Another $25,000 is needed to cover costs for the $45,000 vehicle.
For these reasons, MJB is hoisting its goal from $100,000 to the new goal of $150,000 needed for equity to secure a loan.
50 years ago (1972)
•A proposal to call for bids to furnish a site and operate a county sanitary landfill for refuse disposal was adopted by the Rock County Board of Commissioners Monday.
The decision was made after about four hours of their monthly meeting was spent discussing various aspects of the Pollution Control Agency’s requirement that counties comply with PCA refuse disposal regulations by July 1, 1972.
Interest has been shown by private individuals in providing both the site and the maintenance of it, and this interest prompted the board to call for bids which will be opened on March. 22.
75 years ago (1947)
•A crowd estimated at over 2,000 persons attended the Luverne Civic and Commerce Association’s “Good Neighbor Party” here Monday night.
According to the lunch committee, about 4,000 doughnuts and nearly 100 gallons of coffee were served at the huge gathering, which filled the armory almost to overflowing.
Curly Boyd and his Dakota Cowboys presented a stage show of about 1½ hours duration, after which free lunch was served. An evening of dancing, featuring both old and new time music, concluded the evening’s free entertainment.
100 years ago (1922)
•After an absence of several months from Luverne theatres, Madge Kennedy will make her appearance again at the Palace theatre tomorrow night in the Goldwyn feature, “The Highest Bidder.”
Based on a story by Maximilian Foster, “The Highest Bidder” deals with the complications which ensue when marriage a la mode and marriage of a tender sort come into conflict. Miss Kennedy plays the part of a girl who has bound herself to “marry for money,” as the saying goes. Fortunately, or unfortunately, she meets Henry Lester, a millionaire, who has long been convinced that women are only after his wealth, and not his heart.

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