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  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    November 29, 2023
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on March 9, 1944. “Every bump has an element for boost if you keep your eyes open, and take it from me, there are plenty of bumps in this world,” said…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    November 26, 2023
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on March 2, 1944. (Chris Fitzer continues his life story.) Farm machinery was gradually becoming modernized when he was a boy, but he recalls how he…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    November 15, 2023
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on March 2, 1944.   One of Luverne’s better known retired business men still likes to think of himself as a farmer, although it has been about 19…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    November 08, 2023
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on Feb. 24, 1944. John Stavenger continues his story. During the many years he (John Stavenger) worked as a carpenter, he never worked on a finer…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    October 25, 2023
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on Feb. 17. Ernest A. Meyer, Luverne, continues his life’s story.   Drove Mules Mr. Meyer helped with the breaking of the horses, and whenever his…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    October 11, 2023
    By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on February 3, 1944. (August Rollert’s story continues of how he arrived in Rock County.) In the fall of 1895,…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    September 27, 2023
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on January 20, 1944. (Editor’s Note—Because its content is much the same as “Diamond Club” biographies, the Star Herald this week is devoting the “…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    September 13, 2023
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on January 13, 1944. Perhaps one of the most vivid descriptions of a pioneer farm home ever to be printed in this column will be the one that follows…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    September 06, 2023
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on Jan. 6, 1944. Perhaps one of the happiest 10-year-old boys to come to Rock county in 1878 was John P. Ingelson, now a resident of Luverne. When…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    September 01, 2023
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on Dec. 16, 1943. An old autograph, sent here recently by Leo D. Meany, of Austin, Minn., and mentioned briefly in “Chaff” brought back many memories…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    August 15, 2023
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on Dec. 2, 1943. William John Spease, Luverne, now 75, is of the opinion that a man is just as old at 50, or young at 80, and it is the latter goal that…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    August 08, 2023
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on Nov. 25, 1943. Continued from last week. Frank Fritz recalls the “Good Old Days.” “Then I went to Hills and became a Norwegian,” he related. “I…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    August 01, 2023
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on Nov. 25, 1943.          Perhaps one of Luverne’s best known residents is Frank H. Fritz, retired plumber, whose experiences if listed in…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    July 25, 2023
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on Nov. 18, 1943.          A resident in this part of Minnesota for over 60 years, Mrs. Carolene Anderson, Kenneth, can truly be classed as one of the…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    July 18, 2023
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on Nov. 4, 1943. Thor Berg continues his life story from last week. Mr. Berg was always fond of the out-of-doors and since his boyhood days, has been…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    July 04, 2023
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on Nov. 4, 1943. (Continued from last week when Nels Berg, in his first four months in Luverne, broke 100 acres of prairie with oxen.) When my brother…
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