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Remember When Aug. 26, 2021

10 years ago (2011)
•A powerful storm swept through Rock County in the overnight hours of Tuesday morning.
Nearly 60-mph winds uprooted trees, tore rooftops off buildings and collapsed grain bins, among other reported damage. …
The most concentrated area of damage, and perhaps the most visible, was in the center of Luverne, primarily in a two-block area of Estey and Brown streets.
There, decade-old trees were uprooted, and towering maple and cottonwood trees downed, leaving gaping holes in the sky where there were once wide canopies of shade.
25 years ago (1996)
•Plum Creek Library System will no longer bring the Roadrunner Bookmobile to rural Rock County communities. In fact, if no other organization steps forward to operate it by next spring, the bookmobile will cease to exist altogether.
The Bookmobile was established in 1975 to make books and educational materials available to residents of rural communities who didn’t have access to libraries.
It was started by the Plum Creek Library Board, which is governed by representatives from nine southwestern Minnesota counties that utilize the bookmobile.
50 years ago (1971)
•About 20 students living in the city of Luverne will be eligible to receive bus transportation to their respective schools, under the provisions of a new law enacted by the Minnesota Legislature.
Meeting in a special session Monday night, the school board adopted the policy providing transportation under Chapter 890, which permits the school board to transport students living one mile or more from the school.
According to Supt. Harvey G. Eitreim, the distance a child lives from school is defined as the shortest route from the child’s residence by public walkway, street or highway to the assigned school. Here, the distance will be determined by engineer’s map or actual measurement.
75 years ago (1946)
•Luverne’s newest retail store, Leuthold and Bauer, will be opened to the public Friday (tomorrow) at 8:30 a.m.
A complete line of men’s and boys’  wearing apparel and footwear, will be featured, according to Bill Bauer, co-partner and manager of the firm. This includes not only what might be termed “dress” clothing, but work clothing and sportswear will also be carried.
100 years ago (1921)
•Luverne will have a foot ball team this fall and about 15 games will be scheduled. This was decided upon at a meeting in the city hall Friday night, when a representative crowd of foot ball enthusiasts convened for the purpose of organizing a Luverne team and electing officers.
O. H. Mosby was unanimously selected as secretary and treasurer and will take care of the arrangements of games. Millard Mosby was chosen captain of the team and will handle the work outs of the men.
The team at present has enough foot ball togs to outfit about sixteen men, and it is particularly desired that all young men who have played foot ball or want to try for positions on the team report to Captain Mosby.

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