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  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    April 10, 2024
    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 May 18, 1944. Almost every American can recall the enjoyment and excitement which accompanied Fourth of July celebrations in their youth. To most…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    April 03, 2024
    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 May 18, 1944. Jennie Kienast’s story continues with recalling how her father had saved others in a prairie fire while living in Iowa. Meanwhile, he…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    March 27, 2024
    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 May 18, 1944. “Well, sir, if I had a chance, and a good riding horse, I don’t know but what I’d just as soon go horseback riding right now,” declared…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    March 20, 2024
    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 May, 11 1944. (Jim McDowell continues his story about staying in school as the 1888 blizzard raged outside.) … We all formed a ring around the…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    March 13, 2024
    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 May, 11 1944. Did you ever wonder what you would have done if you had been caught away from home during the famous blizzard of 1888? Jim McDowell…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    March 06, 2024
    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 May 4, 1944. John Gunderson explains coming to American in 1902, making his way to Wisconsin in October and working at a lumber camp. He was…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    February 28, 2024
    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 May 4, 1944. John Gunderson, Luverne, continues his story about his work and marriage in Norway and how he came to emigrate to America. “After…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    February 21, 2024
    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 May 4, 1944. Serving a year with the Norwegian merchant marine is one of the memorable experiences of John Gunderson, Luverne. This week as he…
  • February 14, 2024
    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 April 27, 1944. Hans Christiansen continues his story about working with a farmer who never slept. “He’d be getting up in the middle of the night…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    February 07, 2024
    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 April 27, 1944. “The first money I ever earned that I could call my own, I got working in an onion patch,” declared Hans Christiansen, Luverne, who…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    January 24, 2024
    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 April 13, 1944. Early days in Kanaranzi township were recalled this week by Harry S. Curry, Luverne, who for many years was a blacksmith and…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    January 10, 2024
    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 April 6, 1944. “Seattle has just gone through a city election, and I had a heap of fun, serving on the election board.” The above statement was…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    December 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 March 23, 1944. There was adventure aplenty for Ole J. Skyberg, Luverne, during his youth. Unlike most boys born of parents of average means, he…
  • 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 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…
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