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  • 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 10, 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. “Seattle has just gone through a city election, and I had a heap of fun, serving on the election board.” The above statement was…
  • 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…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    November 01, 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. Whenever the story of Mrs. O’Leary’s cow and the fateful lantern is told, or some other reference is made to the famous Chicago fire…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    October 25, 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. 17. Ernest A. Meyer, Luverne, continues his life’s story.   Drove Mules Mr. Meyer helped with the breaking of the horses, and whenever his…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    October 18, 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. 17.   “No, I didn’t go to school a great deal,” said Ernest A. Meyer, Luverne, when he was asked if he had had an opportunity to get an…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    October 11, 2023
    By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian 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 February 3, 1944. (August Rollert’s story continues of how he arrived in Rock County.) In the fall of 1895,…
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