Rock County and a good share of the region was crippled last week by a mammoth spring storm that brought rain, sleet, ice and snow — along with thunder and lightning.
Mrs. Buzzard Butler (far left), who is busy trying to open the library one Friday morning when she is interrupted by various patrons including the Three Little Pigs named Lenny, Louie and Lumpy.
Rock County Library celebrated last week’s National Library Week, culminating in a locally written puppet show Friday morning. Assistant librarians Barb Verhey and Glenda Bremer wrote the show, “A Day at the Library,” featuring librarian Mrs.
Shane Berning, a Luverne High School senior, earned an eighth-place finish out of 24 participants at the Minnesota State Speech Tournament Friday in Wayzata. He competed in extemporaneous speaking.
The three Minnesota State Speech Tournament qualifiers left Luverne High School at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, ahead of an ice storm that closed roads and left hundreds without electrical power.
Emilie Staeffler, a senior, places a candle representing service at the National Honor Society induction ceremony April 8 in the Luverne Middle-High School media center.
Luverne High School honored 21 students in an earlier-than-usual National Honor Society initiation ceremony April 8.
Luverne Elementary fifth-grader Scarlett Xiong uses her free time to make Circle Art. The newly formed elementary student council proposed creating an “Expressions is Elementary” art program. Fundraising for the program began Friday as part of the annual Cardinal Dash.
Parent Partners in Education (PPIE) kicked off its annual Cardinal Dash fundraising event Friday in an unusual way.
Students sing “Change of Heart.”
Luverne Elementary School first- and third-graders performed “Lemonade: A Musical for Young Singers” Friday in the school gymnasium.
Mrs. Buzzard Butler (far left), who is busy trying to open the library one Friday morning when she is interrupted by various patrons including the Three Little Pigs named Lenny, Louie and Lumpy.
Shane Berning, a Luverne High School senior, earned an eighth-place finish out of 24 participants at the Minnesota State Speech Tournament Friday in Wayzata. He competed in extemporaneous speaking.
Emilie Staeffler, a senior, places a candle representing service at the National Honor Society induction ceremony April 8 in the Luverne Middle-High School media center.
Luverne Elementary fifth-grader Scarlett Xiong uses her free time to make Circle Art. The newly formed elementary student council proposed creating an “Expressions is Elementary” art program. Fundraising for the program began Friday as part of the annual Cardinal Dash.
Students sing “Change of Heart.”

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Six Rock County 4-H senior members were selected as recipients for the 2019 4-H scholarships. Recipients, 4-H club, sponsor scholarship, and parents are as follows: •Michael Kinsinger; Magnolia Juniors; Teal’s Market and Reisch scholarships; son of Shawn and Teresa Kinsinger, Luverne. •Hannah Kruse...
Rock County and a good share of the region was crippled last week by a mammoth spring storm that brought rain, sleet, ice and snow — along with thunder and lightning. Ice began accumulating on trees, power lines and property Wednesday afternoon, April 10, and strong winds gusting to 50 mph later...
Mrs. Buzzard Butler (far left), who is busy trying to open the library one Friday morning when she is interrupted by various patrons including the Three Little Pigs named Lenny, Louie and Lumpy.
Rock County Library celebrated last week’s National Library Week, culminating in a locally written puppet show Friday morning. Assistant librarians Barb Verhey and Glenda Bremer wrote the show, “A Day at the Library,” featuring librarian Mrs. Buzzard Butler (far left), who is busy trying to open...
Shane Berning, a Luverne High School senior, earned an eighth-place finish out of 24 participants at the Minnesota State Speech Tournament Friday in Wayzata. He competed in extemporaneous speaking.
The three Minnesota State Speech Tournament qualifiers left Luverne High School at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, ahead of an ice storm that closed roads and left hundreds without electrical power. Coaches Gavin Folkestad and Caroline Thorson and students Seno Chanthalangsy, Shane Berning and Chance...
Emilie Staeffler, a senior, places a candle representing service at the National Honor Society induction ceremony April 8 in the Luverne Middle-High School media center.
Luverne High School honored 21 students in an earlier-than-usual National Honor Society initiation ceremony April 8. Three seniors and five juniors joined the elite group this year that already included 13 returning members, who conducted the evening’s ceremony. Each year the Luverne chapter can...
Luverne Elementary fifth-grader Scarlett Xiong uses her free time to make Circle Art. The newly formed elementary student council proposed creating an “Expressions is Elementary” art program. Fundraising for the program began Friday as part of the annual Cardinal Dash.
Parent Partners in Education (PPIE) kicked off its annual Cardinal Dash fundraising event Friday in an unusual way. The kindergarten through fifth-grade students watched a video featuring classmates talking about the event that matches fitness with $10 pledges. “One hundred percent of the proceeds...
Students sing “Change of Heart.”
Luverne Elementary School first- and third-graders performed “Lemonade: A Musical for Young Singers” Friday in the school gymnasium. The musical written by John Jacobson and John Higgins featured numerous nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters describing their woes to the audience and ending with...
The nephew of a rural Hardwick couple was found safe after spending five days lost in the California mountains. Eric DeSplinter, 33, and Gabrielle Wallace, 31, were last seen Saturday morning, April 6, hiking toward Cucamonga Peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, about 45 miles west of Los Angeles,...
Change is on the horizon for the former interpretive center atop the Blue Mounds State Park north of Luverne. Local park staff learned in March that funding is available for a landscape architect to develop a plan for the iconic structure built by the late Luverne author, Fred Manfred. “I’m really...

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