2015

Rock County 4-H’ers earned champion herdsmanship honors at the 2015 Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show Sept. 17-21 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Pictured are (front, from left) Andrea Severtson, Thea Richards, Meranda Fick, Annaliese Braucht, Kallie Chapa, (back) Lizzie Chapa, Adam Fodness, Joni Vander Beek and Grace Homer.
The eight-member Rock County delegation to the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show earned champion herdsmanship honors during the Sept. 17-21 event. Competing in the large county category, Rock County was one of 27 counties competing in the finals with a perfect 500 score, according to Tim Bonham, who...
The custodians at Luverne Public Schools are this year’s parade marshals for Saturday’s 65th annual Tri-State Band Festival. Pictured in front from left are David Eberlein, Todd Mann, Randy DeSplinter, Dwight Smedsrud, Ron Stuckenbroker, (back row) Rod Rosin, Wes Jansen, Jason Brecher, Scott Edwards, Brian Pick and Randy Walgrave.
Luverne Public School’s custodial staff will be honored Saturday as the parade marshals for the 65th annual Tri-State Band Festival in Luverne. Some of the 11 honorees won’t be able to participate because they will be working the event. “Throughout the day of the competition, they are on call to...
Luverne’s levy is set to increase by 5.04 percent for taxes payable in 2016. That’s according to Luverne City Council action at the Sept. 8 meeting when the preliminary levy was set at $1,633,623, which is $78,433 more than the current levy. This includes $1,275,000 for the General Fund, and $358,...
The annual Cardinal Gold’n Bowl is set for Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Luverne Public School Football Field before the Luverne-vs.-Worthington football game. The Luverne Area Chamber will team up with Gold’n Plump and Glen’s Food Center to serve grilled chicken sandwiches with homemade toppings and...
About two dozen machines were part of Kenneth Fun Days’ lawn mower ride that took participants on a seven-mile stretch around Kenneth.
Kenneth Fun Days, set annually for the weekend after the fair, is two days of organized activities for both young and old. “It’s a way to get together,” said organizer Kristy Vander Ziel. “People are so busy.” Fun Days kicked off Friday night, Aug. 7, with movie night. About three dozen children...
In February, Frosty weighed in at 820 pounds. Next week, he will be weight again for the Rock County Fair
For many of the 179 4-H’ers expected to exhibit at next week’s Rock County Fair, the experience is something they look forward to each year. For some 4-H’ers like 9-year-old Lanae Elbers of Steen, this year’s annual event will be the first time she’s old enough to be an exhibitor, earning premium...
Rock County Relay for Life honorary co-chairs make their way through the Buffalo Days Parade Saturday morning on Luverne's Main Street. They are (from left) Rita Sterrett, Merecie Domagala and Del Domagala.
Merecie Domagala agreed to be the Rock County Relay for Life 2015 Honorary Chairwoman only if her mother, Rita Sterrett, and father-in-law, Del Domagala, could be honored with her. “Mom and I kind of did this battle together,” Merecie said about Rita. “I have taken her to most of her appointments...
A new kind of live outdoor music will be offered at this year’s Buffalo Days celebration in Luverne. “Rock on the River” will showcase the Everett Smithson Band under a tent at Redbird Field from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 6. The band is known throughout the Midwest for playing Zydeco, or...

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