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  • 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 31, 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. (Harry Curry continues his story.) One time the Curry family never went to town for six weeks, and they still fared well. The…
  • 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
    December 20, 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 16, 1944. Nels Lunde of Luverne continues story about life on the prairie.   Cold in House If people would have had the money in those…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    December 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 March 9, 1944. F.A. Leicher reflects on when a merchant helped get materials to his repair shop in Trosky.   “That made me sit down and think.…
  • 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…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    November 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 Feb. 24, 1944. Whenever the story of Mrs. O’Leary’s cow and the fateful lantern is told, or some other reference is made to the famous Chicago fire…
  • 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 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 Feb. 17.   “No, I didn’t go to school a great deal,” said Ernest A. Meyer, Luverne, when he was asked if he had had an opportunity to get an…
  • 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
    October 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 February 3, 1944. “It’s not disgraceful to be poor, but it is disgraceful to be dishonest.” That is the opinion of August Rollert, Luverne, who…
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1944: Club Spotlight turns to Mattie Lehmann of Magnolia

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.

1944: Kienest's story recalls prairie fire

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.

1944: Diamond Club turns to Kienast's life story

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.

1944: McDowell continues story at school during 1888 blizzard

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.

1944: McDowell recalls waiting out blizzard in school

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.

1944: Gunderson story finishes with move to Luverne

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.

1944: Gunderson continues Diamond Club Story

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.

Diamond Club series includes adventures of John Gunderson in 1870s

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.

1944: Christiansen finally settles on farm near Hardwick

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.

1944: Hans Christiansen recalls first job, all he knows 'is farming'

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.