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Remember When Sept. 29, 2022

10 years ago (2012)
•Former Star Herald reporter Sara Schmuck found herself writing in familiar territory this month when she worked on a piece for Mining & Construction magazine.
It’s a publication for the company, Atlas Copco, which is a world leader in the construction, mining and drilling industries, and Schmuck’s most recent assignment put her in the Sioux quartzite quarry north of Luverne.
She wrote about (and photographed) a specialized piece of frilling equipment. …
She said the Rock County assignment stemmed from an observation by her father-in-law (Keith Schmuck), who was driving for Henning Construction. He noticed the drilling equipment being delivered to the quarry as he picked up a load of rock.
25 years ago (1997)
•Following the recommendation of the Joint Law Committee, both the Luverne City Council and the Rock County Board approved the concept of combining the county sheriff’s department and the city police department into one 11-person law enforcement unit headed by the sheriff.
The final agreement with exact costs will be completed for their formal approval in October and will go into effect Jan. 1, 1998.
County/city attorney Don Klosterbuer presented the committee’s decision to the two bodies at their respective meetings Monday and Tuesday. Klosterbuer said the committee vote was seven in favor, three opposed and one abstention.
50 years ago (1972)
•Luverne Police estimated damage to two autos Tuesday in a city street crash which occurred 100 ft. west of Cedar St. at around 4:20 p.m.
A 1967 auto driven by Shirley Fodness, Hardwick, received an estimated $125 damage and a 1965 auto driven by Vivian Hunt received about $200 damage, according to the police.
No one was hurt.
75 years ago (1947)
•C. W. Holden, who for little over a year has been assistant cashier at the Luverne National Bank, left Tuesday for Rolla, N. Dak., where he will be cashier of the Rolette County Bank. His successor at the Luverne bank has not been named as yet, according to Harold L. Smith, executive officer of the local institution.
100 years ago (1922)
•The formal opening of the Armory of Company H, Machine Gun, 5th Minnesota National Guards, will be held next Friday evening, October 6th, at eight o’clock, Governor J. A. O. Preus, Gen. Perry A. Harrison, Adjutant General Walter Rhinow, Colonel Walter F. Fulton, of the Fifth Regiment, Lieut.-Colonel Ivan Bowen, and other officers of the Fifth Regiment are expected to be present and participate in the ceremonies of the evening.
Company H. extends an invitation to the public to attend the evening’s program. Gov. Preus, Adjutant Gen’l. Rhinow, General Perry Harrison, Col. Walter Fulson and Lieut. Col. Ivan Bowen are scheduled to address the audience, and talks will also be given by officers of Company H. Mrs. F. F. Michael will favor the audience with a vocal solo and several selections are to be rendered by the Luverne Concert band.

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