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Remember When Sept. 8, 2022

10 years ago (2012)
•The driest summer in recorded history has gone beyond damaging this year’s crop to impacting ground water supplies in the country.
Some Rock County farmers are reporting wells going dry. Others are moving cattle from pastures where water levels in stock ponds have dropped and others are hauling in water.
Assistant Land Management Director Doug Bos told County Commissioners Tuesday that Luverne’s city wells have dropped a little, but “nothing drastic.”
Bos said, “It’s definitely been quite a year. Let’s hope the water levels recharge by spring.
The U.S. Drought Monitor for Aug. 28 reports all of Rock County is experiencing severe drought, with the very tip of the southwest corner of the county experiencing extreme drought.
25 years ago (1997)
•After looking over a set of bleachers by Hauenstein & Burmeister Inc., Luverne School Board members awarded the bid to the Minneapolis company.
H&B will provide seating for roughly 2,500 in the gym of the elementary school for $228,732. The bleachers feature plastic contoured seats for an additional $17,347. The board has yet to decide whether the seats will be cardinal red or a neutral tone.
50 years ago (1972)
•Luverne High School sophomores, juniors and seniors are currently part of a new curriculum revision undertaken this year as the entire senior high shifts to a semester-type system.
Revisions have been made in the areas of Business Education, English, Home Economics and Social Studies, according to Principal James Harner.
Each area has been separated into required and elective courses similar to most colleges.
75 years ago (1947)
•Mr. and Mrs. Don Tatge have leased Boland’s Drive-In on East Main from Lee Boland. In the future the drive-in restaurant will be known as Don’s Drive-In.
Mr. and Mrs. Tatge intend to feature a complete restaurant service featuring not only hamburgers and sandwiches of all kinds but appetizing breakfasts, lunches and dinners, with homemade pies, ice cream, soft drinks.
100 years ago (1922)
•With thirty more pupils in the high school than ever before in its history, and the attendance in the grades fully up to normal for the first day, the Luverne public schools opened Monday for the fall term.
In order to enable the teachers to become acquainted and to become familiar with their duties, the opening session was not held until in the afternoon, the forenoon being devoted to a teachers’ meeting. And, as Monday was Labor day, the only work taken up at the afternoon session was the organization of classes, the regular work being ushered in Tuesday morning.

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