Dr. Jim Mead (left, holding a shovel) is from The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and was in Hills Wednesday morning, Aug. 7, helping the Chapman family with fossils unearthed this spring. Doug Chapman (far left, in the skid loader), Mead, Chapman grandchildren Eli and Blake and daughter Stephanie of Brandon helped excavate mammoth tusks and bison bones found in Doug and Deanna Chapman’s backyard.
Dr. Jim Mead of The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota, visited Hills last week, examining mammoth tusks and primitive bison bones uncovered behind Doug and Deanna Chapman’s home.
A public campground is approved for a 13-acre parcel southeast of Luverne at the first Boy Scouts campground. Commissioners supported the development pending licensing through the Minnesota Department of Health.
Rock County Commissioners approved two conditional use permits Aug. 6 including one for a public campground. Both applications received approval from the Rock County Planning and Zoning Committee at the July 22 public hearings.
Pastor Ann Zastrow will be installed as the new associate pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne during worship this Sunday.
“I look forward to being part of this congregation and community, not just a visitor.” That’s how Grace Lutheran Church’s new Associate Pastor Ann Zastrow sums up her feelings about moving to Luverne.
Tim Bosch mans the fishing pond at the carnival at the Steen Reformed Church.
The Steen Reformed Church hosted a carnival Wednesday night, Aug. 7, for area families. Collector cars were displayed in the Cruise’n for Christ, Car Tractor and Cycle Show as an added attraction.
Simon Berndt-Dreyer (left) meets Elvira the calf with his parents Pastor Maggie Berndt-Dreyer and Alan Berndt-Dreyer at the car show. Elvira belongs to Joanna and Spencer Stroh.
Residents of the Tuff Memorial Home and their families and community members enjoyed a car show and family picnic Tuesday, Aug. 6.
Lori Sorenson photo
In an agreement announced this morning, Teals Market and its Highway 75 convenience store in Luverne have been sold to Sunshine Foods, based out of Sioux Falls.
Dr. Jim Mead (left, holding a shovel) is from The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and was in Hills Wednesday morning, Aug. 7, helping the Chapman family with fossils unearthed this spring. Doug Chapman (far left, in the skid loader), Mead, Chapman grandchildren Eli and Blake and daughter Stephanie of Brandon helped excavate mammoth tusks and bison bones found in Doug and Deanna Chapman’s backyard.
A public campground is approved for a 13-acre parcel southeast of Luverne at the first Boy Scouts campground. Commissioners supported the development pending licensing through the Minnesota Department of Health.
Pastor Ann Zastrow will be installed as the new associate pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne during worship this Sunday.
Tim Bosch mans the fishing pond at the carnival at the Steen Reformed Church.
Simon Berndt-Dreyer (left) meets Elvira the calf with his parents Pastor Maggie Berndt-Dreyer and Alan Berndt-Dreyer at the car show. Elvira belongs to Joanna and Spencer Stroh.
Lori Sorenson photo

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Dr. Jim Mead (left, holding a shovel) is from The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and was in Hills Wednesday morning, Aug. 7, helping the Chapman family with fossils unearthed this spring. Doug Chapman (far left, in the skid loader), Mead, Chapman grandchildren Eli and Blake and daughter Stephanie of Brandon helped excavate mammoth tusks and bison bones found in Doug and Deanna Chapman’s backyard.
Dr. Jim Mead of The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota, visited Hills last week, examining mammoth tusks and primitive bison bones uncovered behind Doug and Deanna Chapman’s home. Doug Chapman uncovered one tusk this spring as he was removing a grove of ash trees and leveling the ground for...
A public campground is approved for a 13-acre parcel southeast of Luverne at the first Boy Scouts campground. Commissioners supported the development pending licensing through the Minnesota Department of Health.
Rock County Commissioners approved two conditional use permits Aug. 6 including one for a public campground. Both applications received approval from the Rock County Planning and Zoning Committee at the July 22 public hearings. Billy Cowell of Luverne, working with Mike Davis, also of Luverne,...
Pastor Ann Zastrow will be installed as the new associate pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne during worship this Sunday.
“I look forward to being part of this congregation and community, not just a visitor.” That’s how Grace Lutheran Church’s new Associate Pastor Ann Zastrow sums up her feelings about moving to Luverne. “There is just a positive energy in this church and community,” Zastrow said. “I could feel it...
An estimated one in nine people over 65 have dementia or conditions related to memory loss. In Rock County, the prevalence may be greater, given older rural populations. For families caring for loved ones, caregiving responsibilities can be overwhelming, and a local group is working to provide...
Workers with R&E Enterprises of Mankato Inc. began milling an inch to 1.5 inches of asphalt from the pothole-ridden surface of North Highway 75 in Luverne Monday. The repairs were expected to take one day to complete, but the scattered showers postponed the startup of the hot mix plant until...
Tim Bosch mans the fishing pond at the carnival at the Steen Reformed Church.
The Steen Reformed Church hosted a carnival Wednesday night, Aug. 7, for area families. Collector cars were displayed in the Cruise’n for Christ, Car Tractor and Cycle Show as an added attraction. The parking lot was the site for a variety of games, including fishing pond, football throw and...
Simon Berndt-Dreyer (left) meets Elvira the calf with his parents Pastor Maggie Berndt-Dreyer and Alan Berndt-Dreyer at the car show. Elvira belongs to Joanna and Spencer Stroh.
Residents of the Tuff Memorial Home and their families and community members enjoyed a car show and family picnic Tuesday, Aug. 6. Twenty-five area car enthusiasts brought vehicles to the Tuff Home front parking lot for the event that featured food, music by Rod Scholten, family games and special...
Shirley Harrison and Harold Tilstra (pictured at left with Renae Reu) performed  Dulcimer Duo and More Thursday, Aug. 8, in the Historic Hinkly House which hosted a full house of listeners for the event. It was free, but donations were accepted.    
Stephanie Hoven (far left) leads a group of yoga enthusiasts through a series of stretches Thursday night, Aug. 8, at Touch the Sky Prairie northwest of Luverne for Yoga on the Prairie. They enjoyed perfect weather conditions — mild temperatures and a light breeze — for the event that was designed...
A new housing tax abatement program may be available to Rock County and city of Beaver Creek residents this fall. Beaver Creek Mayor Josh Teune asked county commissioners Aug. 6 if they would join in the council’s effort to boost housing in their city. “We recently had a resident who went to Sioux...

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