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Luther C. Groth


Mon, May 29th, 2000
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Luther Groth, 94, of Decorah, a longtime cattle buyer died Thursday, May 18, 2000 at the Aase Haugen Home in Decorah.

He was born April 12, 1906 in Post Township, Allamakee County, IA to Ernest and Augusta (Kempke) Groth. He attended the Postville High School in Postville, IA. On October 28, 1926 he married Julia Larson in Postville. They moved to the rural Spring Grove area where he farmed and in the 1930’s started buying cattle. He continued to buy cattle until 1991. Julia passed away March 4, 1963. On September 30, 1966 he married Ruth Livingood. She later passed away April 17, 1993. In April 1993 Luther became a resident of the Aase Haugen Home in Decorah and has resided there since.

Luther is survived by three sons Kenneth of Decorah, and Keith (Rita) and Duane (Shirley) both of rural Spring Grove; two daughters Norma (Donald) Halse of Decorah and Ila Barnes of Rochester; two step-sons Rodney (Carolyn) Livingood of Postville, IA and Dale (Liz) Livingood of Oelwein, IA; 20 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; a sister Ruth Archer of Mesa, AZ and several nieces and nephews. Luther was preceded in death by his first wife Julia; his second wife Ruth; four brothers Fred, Art, Harold, and Walter; and one sister Esther.

Funeral services for Mr. Groth were held Monday, May 22, 2000 at the Highland Lutheran Church in rural Spring Grove with the Rev. David Andreae officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.
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Sue L Arneson

Mon, May 29th, 2000
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Sue L. Arneson, age 43, of Spring Grove, formerly of the Highlandville, IA area, died Sunday, May 21, 2000 at the Tweeten Health Services in Spring Grove following a 22 year fight with Multiple Sclerosis.

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Vernon J. Burke

Mon, May 29th, 2000
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Vernon Burke, 83, of Rushford, a former electric lineman and retired rural mail carrier and a former city council member and mayor of Rushford, died Monday, May 22, 2000 at Gundersen-Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, following a brief illness.
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Board gets new view of old buisness

Mon, May 22nd, 2000
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Monday, May 22, 2000

It didn’t appear to be “business as usual” at last week’s Fillmore County Board meeting when chairman Gary Peterson offered a new seating arrangement to all the regular attendees of the meeting. Where traditionally the boa ..... 
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Ears

Mon, May 22nd, 2000
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Contest Runner-upBy Marie Winckler

Monday, May 22, 2000

Editor’s note: This is a story with a subtle but powerful theme of how different sounds are always around us whether we choose to use our ears to hear them or not. “The p ..... 
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Love and War

Mon, May 22nd, 2000
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Spring Valley couple recall their WW II yearsBy Charles Pautler

Monday, May 22, 2000

Last year I gave a presentation for the Spring Valley Historical Society on the Battle of Gettysburg. Afterwards there were several interested p ..... 
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A small world

Mon, May 22nd, 2000
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May 15, 2000

"This is my letter to the world,
That never wrote to me,--"
~Emily Dickinson


An Amish buggy stops beside me on the Big Woods road. Its occupants introduce themselves as Jacob and Sarah Byler and their childre ..... 
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Sport fishing

Mon, May 22nd, 2000
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May 1, 2000

For most people few outdoor activities seem more ecologically benign than good old-fashioned recreational fishing. While the baited hooks, trolled lures and slowly drifting flies of lazy days spent angling certainly do appear relat ..... 
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A war of his own

Mon, May 22nd, 2000
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Monday, May 15, 2000

Anthony Loyd is a war junkie. He also has somewhat of a fancy for heroin and in his recently released memoir, My War Gone By, I Miss it So, (Atlantic Monthly Press, 321 pages), he is brutally honest about both of his addic ..... 
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