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Remember When May 19, 2022

10 years ago (2012)
•The Rock County Historical Society will move its headquarters from the Masonic Lodge to the fairgrounds with help from a state grant and local fundraising.
The Historical Society and Rock County Agriculture Society are working together on tentative plans to expand the current Floral Hall building to the south.
The addition will have a matching architectural shape, octagonal, and the total new space will be more than 7,000 square feet.
“It will be all one level, and it will be by our four buildings, said Rock County Historical Society President Betty Mann.
She was referring to the Fitzer Barn, summer kitchen, school house and Ordung building that are already located on the fairgrounds.
25 years ago (1997)
•After months of tentative planning, Jubilee Foods owner Tony Bosch and Kenny’s Super Foods owner Larry Goebel have announced the merger of Kenny’s with Jubilee.
In a statement released Tuesday, Goebel said, “In view of the current retail grocery environment in Luverne, Kenny’s Super Foods will close its doors for the last time Saturday, May 31.”
50 years ago (1972)
•Pam Leuthold, honor student of the graduating class at Hills-Beaver Creek High School, has been given the annual award of The Reader’s Digest Association for students who by their successful school work give promise of attaining leadership in the community, it was announced this week by Dean Deragisch, principal.
Miss Leuthold will receive an honorary one-year subscription to The Reader’s Digest in any one of its 13 language-editions which she chooses, and a personal certificate from the Editors “in recognition of past accomplishments and in anticipation of unusual achievement to come.”
75 years ago (1947)
•A new flower shop, known as “House of Flowers,” opened yesterday in the Myhre building on Main street by Mrs. Ruby B. McDowell.
Mrs. McDowell will sell seasonal cut flowers, corsages, funeral pieces, potted plants and bedding plants, and will carry a line of pottery and vases.
100 years ago (1922)
•The Pelstring-Erickson Creamery Co., Inc., is now settled in the new quarters on the corner of Main and Spring streets and is now ready to do business from this place.
The new building, which was erected by A. E. Stager, is modern and well equipped in every way, and is a most substantial addition to the business blocks of the city. The Pelstring-Erickson company will now be able to enlarge its operations and more completely satisfy its patrons.
The new home is a two-story fireproof structure, of brick and hollow tile construction with a stucco facing. It measures 50x70 feet and has been well planned and conveniently arranged.
The main entrance is on Main street and leads directly to the retail sales room, testing laboratory, and the office. The retail sales department occupies the southeast part of the floor, and directly in back of it is the testing laboratory.

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