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  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historian
    September 06, 2022
    (Continued feature with Mathilda Schneekloth, Diamond Club member) 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. This article appeared in the April 29, 1943, edition of The Rock County Star Herald.       By Betty Mann Mrs. Schneekloth says that…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    August 30, 2022
    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. This article appeared in the April 29, 1943, edition of The Rock County Star Herald.           A resident of Rock county since 1909, and a resident of Luverne since she and her husband retired from…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historian
    August 23, 2022
    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. This article is continued from last week about David E. Payne, one of Luverne’s pioneer presidents. The article appeared in the April 15, 1943, edition of The Rock County Star Herald. While in North…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    August 16, 2022
    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. This article appeared in the April 15, 1943, edition of The Rock County Star Herald.    Helping to move the buildings of an entire village using only oxen as motivating power, earning his own living at…
  • August 09, 2022
    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. This article appeared in the April 15, 1943 edition of The Rock County Star Herald.          Skiing, now a popular winter sport in Minnesota, served a practical purpose as well as being a form of…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    August 02, 2022
    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. This article appeared in the April 1, 1943, edition of The Rock County Star Herald.          The term “cost of production” is an expression which brings back memories to Mrs. Mina Carlisle of Battle…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    July 26, 2022
    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. This article appeared in the March 25, 1943, edition of The Rock County Star Herald.          When Edward Byrne, Luverne, came west from Iowa to settle, South Dakota was still a part of Dakota…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    July 19, 2022
    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. This article appeared in the March 18, 1943 edition of The Rock County Star Herald. One of Clinton township’s well-known retired farmers is Bernard Slieter, Steen. Known more familiarly to his close…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    July 12, 2022
    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. This article appeared in the February 18, 1943 edition of The Rock County Star Herald.   To the average reader of this article, a covered wagon is a kind of wagon described in stories about the Old…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    July 05, 2022
    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. This article is continued from last week about William Everett.   Lived on Milk Five Days From there he went back to LeMars where he worked for Dr. Foster, the man who, according to Everett, imported…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    June 28, 2022
    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. This article is continued from last week about William Everett.   Survives “La Grippe” Siege It was in about 1878 when there was a siege of “la grippe,” then a very rare disease. He recalls that he was…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    June 21, 2022
    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. March 11, 1943 “Can’t agree with you that Luverne’s as good a place as any,” declared William Everett, when someone commented that this part of Minnesota was a pretty fine spot for a home. “I’ll take…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    June 14, 2022
    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. March 4, 1943 To have seen a real prince and princess as a boy was one of the many interesting experiences of William C. Tomlinson, Luverne. Mr. Tomlinson was the son of Joseph and Mary Tomlinson. He…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    May 24, 2022
    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. February 11, 1943 The name “Drake Station,” unfamiliar to the majority of Rock countyians born after the turn of the century, was a place of significant importance to the early day residents of eastern…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    May 17, 2022
    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. February 4, 1943 When prairie chickens were so numerous in this section of the country that one could ride along in a wagon and shoot them was recalled this week by William Heckt, Luverne. The birds…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    April 26, 2022
    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. This is continued from last week’s edition of the Star Herald. January 14, 1943 The distinction of being a distant relative of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence belongs to Mrs.…
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