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Remember When Aug. 24, 2023

10 years ago (2013)
•The Palace Theatre’s fundraising drive for a digital projector received a significant boost from the Luverne City Council in the form of a $75,000 grant and loan package.
At their Aug. 13 meeting, council members approved a $50,000 loan and promised a $25,000 donation to help fund the purchase of a digital projector at the Palace.
Hollywood’s switch from old-fashioned 35-millimeter film to modern digital movies is prompting small theaters across the country to either purchase new projectors or close.
The Palace must invest in the $70,000 digital projection equipment to continue showing first-run movies.
Theatre supporters have said that first-run movies make the difference between the Palace operating with a positive cash flow or losing money. They also said the Palace would not remain open without the ability to show first-run movies.
25 years ago (1998)
•Crowds waited in line to tour The Cottage Sunday, following opening ceremonies. A steady stream of visitors, well over 700 people, waited to sign the guest book for the open house and then wandered through the spacious home. Staff members, Luverne Community Hospital Board members and volunteers stationed around the five-bedroom hospice residence explained the artwork in the rooms and how the space will be used. Dedication ceremonies included words from Gordon Gits representing the LCH Board, Marcia Ossenfort and Alvina Ruffing representing hospice family members, and LCH Administrator Gerald Carl. The Cottage, located at 217 N. Oakley Street, is a licensed facility that will serve the needs of people who are in the final phase of an incurable illness.
50 years ago (1973)
•Magnolia first year grid coach, Steve Wilkowski, sweat this squad through their second week of drilling this week.
The Bulldogs have 13 lettermen returning this season with their opener slated for August 31 at Brewster.
Seniors returning include end Paul Lais (193 lbs.), Dennis Nieuwboer (170 lbs. full back, safety); Dan Kvass (151 lbs., quarterback, safety); tackles Rod Reisdorfer (192 lbs.) and Gary Lee (214 lbs.); ends Larry Von Holtum (142 lbs.) and Gary Brandenberg (150 lbs.); and Kraig Rust (140 lb. halfback).
Four juniors are listed on the squad, all lettermen: Jeff Tutsch (168 lbs., fullback and safety); Don Halverson (223 lb tackle); Rick Cauwels (180 lb. center); and Daryl Steinhoff 167 lb. end).
Doug Steinhoff, a sophomore, is a 213 lb. letterman tackle. Other sophomores included Tim Von Holt (138 lbs., end); Kyle Tutsch (140 lbs., quarterback, safety); Dean Lais (182 lbs., center); and halfbacks Jack Boomgaarden (125 lbs.) and John Binford (138 lbs.).
75 years ago (1948)
•In the Ladies’ Golf tournament, now in progress at the Luverne Country Club, the following were winners in the first rounds: Mrs. E. A. Blake, Mrs. Norbert Boysen, Mrs. Lloyd Davis, Miss Grace Loose, Mrs. M. C. Munson, Mrs. D. E. Boyer, Mrs. Jack Kent, Mrs. Gordon Remme, Mrs. George Carstens, Mrs. Harvey Meyer, Miss Erma Engelking, Mrs. Louis Kohl, Mrs. F.E. Hansen of Kenneth, Mrs. Fred Herman and Miss Dorothy Jean Koehn. One match has not yet been played, although the second rounds have already started.
100 years ago (1923)
•During the period from August 1st to 20th, the number of visitors at the Luverne rest room was increased to 1,024, an average of fifty-one for each day. Donations of $6.31 for the Rest room bank were received.
The appreciable increase in the number of registrations is due in great part to the large number of tourists from this and other states who visit the rest room each day.

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