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Remember When Sept. 1, 2022

10 years ago (2012)
•Local dignitaries gathered for a presentation by USDA Rural Development State Director Colleen Landkamer Aug. 23 at the New Vision feed mill construction site west of Magnolia. …
New Vision and Rock County were recipients of more than $1 million in low-interest federal loans and grants. …
Rock County Administrator Kyle Oldre was instrumental in securing the grant money for New Vision and Rock County.
Oldre told the gathering he credits Nan Larson of the Southwest Regional Development Commission for her assistance in grant writing.
When the new feed mill is up and running, it will employ up to 15 people.
25 years ago (1997)
•Handed down from generation to generation, the John Krogmann century farm holds rich memories for those who worked its fields, played in its barns and helped with its chores.
The 160-acre farm, located in the northeast quarter of section 23 in Mound township, was purchased by Jann Detlef Krogmann (John Krogmann’s grandfather) in 1893 and has been home to his family for more than 100 years.
The Krogmann farm has been recognized this summer by the Minnesota State Fair and Minnesota Bureau as a 1997 Century Farm. To become a century farm, the property must have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years and included at least 50 acres.
50 years ago (1972)
•Luverne’s city council accepted a low bid of $32,604 last week on a new all-purpose landfill vehicle which will be used at the new County landfill.
Doyle-Lustra of Sioux Falls, submitted the lowest of seven bids received for the equipment. Delivery is expected to be within 45 days.
75 years ago (1947)
•A total enrollment of 726 pupils in the Luverne public schools was announced this week by Superintendent Munson. This exceeds by three the number enrolled at the beginning of the 1946-47 school year.
This year, there are 353 in the first six grades and kindergarten as compared to 327 a year ago. There are 167 in junior high as compared to 177 a year ago, and 206 in senior high as compared to 219 last year.
This year’s kindergarten class exceeds that of any year since the school has held kindergarten classes. There are 61 this year compared to 43 a year ago. The number of pupils in the various other grades are as follows: first, 53; second, 62; third, 46; fourth, 46; fifth, 43; sixth, 42; seventh, 37; eighth, 53; ninth, 77;; 10th, 79; 11th, 71, and 12th, 56.
100 years ago (1922)
•A 1919 model Ford touring car, the property of O. J. Mattiesen, stolen from the owner’s yard sometime after midnight Sunday, was found thoroughly stripped of most of its appendages Tuesday on a seldom used highway, about four miles northeast of Luverne.
The car had apparently been driven to the rather isolated place, and deliberately tipped over into a shallow ditch along the roadway in order that its wheels could be more readily removed. All the wheels, tires and tubes, except one wheel, as well as the front axle, had been removed and carried off. In tipping over the automobile the top was badly broken, the windshield smashed and other parts of it damaged.

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