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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
    January 24, 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. Early days in Kanaranzi township were recalled this week by Harry S. Curry, Luverne, who for many years was a blacksmith and…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    January 17, 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 6, 1944. Mrs. Zillah E. Wilson continues her life story: The years after their marriage proved to be busy ones for Mrs. Wilson. From 1899 to…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    January 03, 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 March 23, 1944. (Ole J. Skyberg's life story continues.) Mr. Skyberg is a member of the Zion Lutheran church and was one of its founders. As a…
  • 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 13, 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. A 26-year-old Clay county, Minnesota, farmer rode into Fargo, North Dakota, on top a load of choice prairie hay one day in 1897. As…
  • 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 26, 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. (Chris Fitzer continues his life story.) Farm machinery was gradually becoming modernized when he was a boy, but he recalls how he…
  • 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…
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