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Remember When Sept. 16, 2021

10 years ago (2011)
•Rock County Commissioners adopted an agreement with Geronimo Wind Energy to restore county and township roads after a wind tower project in northwest Rock County is completed in 2012.
Preliminary road work in Rose Dell, Springwater and Denver townships begins this fall.
Geronimo attorney Christina Brusven and Rock County attorney Don Klosterbuer proposed a series of agreements regarding road maintenance and restoration so that “all expectations are known before heavy equipment starts out on the roadways.”
Geronimo assumes responsibility to restore the roads to their original condition.
25 years ago (1996)
•An end is in sight to years of parking problems for Blue Mounds State Park visitors entering the park from the east side by the quarry.
Plans are in progress for a small, off-road parking lot to be completed this fall. …
As rock climbing and hiking in that area of the park have become increasingly popular, more vehicles have been parking along the shoulders of an already dangerous curve along County Road 8. …
No Parking signs were placed at the park entrance two years ago to keep it open to emergency vehicles in case of a fall or other injury in the park.
50 years ago (1971)
•Dawn Renee Carpenter is just six years old, but her charm, poise and prettiness caught the eyes of the judges Friday evening, when she was crowned, “Little Miss Luverne.” The Pageant, sponsored by Luverne’s Mrs. Jaycees, was held at the Little Theatre of the high school. Dawn is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Carpenter of Luverne.
75 years ago (1946)
•With the OPA’s recent order rolling back restaurant prices to the June 30 level there is a possibility that some, if not all, of Luverne’s restaurants might close.
Speaking for the Duchess Café the statement was made by Orrie Skattum that “when we receive official notice to roll back prices we will just lock up the kitchen and serve nothing but coffee.”
The roll back to June 30th, restaurant men say, is not fair because menu prices on that date are based on 1943 levels. The roll back doesn’t take into account the terrific advances in meat costs and help costs.
“The profit margin is so thin now on a meal that meeting the roll back order would run us in the red and nobody expects anybody to operate at a loss”, said Skattum.
C. W. McDonald, of the Coffee Shop echoes the statement by saying, “We’ll either be forced to close or we’ll have to quit serving certain menu items.”
100 years ago (1921)
•Merchandise of an estimated value of $3,000.00, was obtained early Wednesday morning, when A. J. Rauk’s general store at Beaver Creek was robbed. Entrance was gained by breaking in a small glass in the front of the store and reaching in and unfastening the lock of the front door.
The merchandise stolen consisted of practically all the silk piece goods, hosiery, silk, neckties, all of the jewelry, all of the light weight sweaters, (mostly baby sweaters), and all of the size 16½ shirts in the store.
Ralph Gibson, clerk in the store, discovered the robbery when he came to the store Wednesday morning, and found the front door open and the silk department disheveled.

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