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Remember When Aug. 19, 2021

10 years ago (2011)
•Legislation dealing with concussions in school sports is dictating how coaches decide when or if an injured athlete should return to the game.
Laws passed in more than 30 states this summer essentially prevent coaches and trainers from allowing athletes with head injuries to return to play without proper medical clearance.
The law was passed in response to a growing field of medical research that points to the long-term and debilitating symptoms of head injuries.
25 years ago (1996)
•The former Berkley Information System office on South Freeman Street will likely change hands this fall.
F & L Management and Development bought the building for $87,500. The sale was negotiated by the Luverne Community Economic Development Corporation, with assistance from the Luverne Economic Development Authority and the city.
Tom Serie said he will move the F & L Management office from the Rock County Agriculture building on Gabrielson Road into the downtown building soon, because county officers related to agriculture, the environment and Extension need more space.
50 years ago (1971)
•After teaching for 10 years in a conventional, average school system, Dorothy Ricehill, former Magnolia resident and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Kroontje, Luverne, decided to try something a little more challenging.
Following her graduation in 1959 from Hope College in Holland, Mich., Mrs. Ricehill taught elementary education at Storm Lake, Iowa. Last year she accepted a position as assistant missionary at the Red Bird Mission located in Beverly, Ky.
The Red Bird Mission was founded in the mountainous Appalachia region of Kentucky in 1921. It provides an educational, medical, social and religious  center for a five-county area.
75 years ago (1946)
•Dick Creeger, local golfer, won first place and a new radio in the “pitching” contest held Sunday in connection with the Pipestone golf tournament.
Each tournament entry had the same opportunity to win, and each one had three tries. The drive was 150 yards at the eighth hole. Creeger’s winning drive was just 10 feet, three inches from the cup.
Creeger was one of nine Luverne golfers in attendance at the meet. In all, 84 golfers participated, the winner being the former amateur champion of Hawaii, who is now visiting at Madison, S. D.
Other Luverne golfers in attendance were Dr. O. W. Anderson, Andy Solberg, Albert Birdsey, Lorren Church, Roger Pengra, Hugh Connell, Joe Peterson and John Carstens.
100 years ago (1921)
•John Engebretson was elected president; Theo. Torgrimson, John Colbeck and Nels Hovland, trustees; Carl E. Olson, treasurer; O. P. Remme, clerk; John Jacobson, justice of the peace; and Ed Knowlton constable; at a special election held Tuesday at Kenneth.
These officers were selected in recognition of the recent decision of the people of Kenneth to incorporate, which was decided by a unanimous vote, and the men above named have the honor of being the first officers of that village.

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