2016

An Uncle Sam holding a flag to greets visitors in the driveway of Curt and Marilyn Bloemendaal.
As spring rolls into summer, the Rock County Master Gardeners are organizing their annual garden tour as a fundraiser and as a way to showcase local gardens to the public. Cindy Arends of Hardwick became a master gardener through the University of Minnesota program. She said she was asking so many...
This 1952 Hudson Wasp remains parked on Main Street Luverne after Buffalo Days organizers cancel the annual car show because of threatening weather Friday.
Despite careful planning and well-laid plans, Mother Nature had her way with Luverne’s 32nd Annual Buffalo Days celebration. The weekend’s kick-off signature event, the Friday Night Cruise-In on Main Street, was canceled due to threatening weather. According to Chamber Director Jane Wildung...
Meetings Beaver Creek Township Board monthly meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at the township hall. Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 13, at the Pizza Ranch. Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, in the Blue Mound Room of Sanford Luverne. Rock...
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office and the Rock County Ambulance were called to a two-vehicle accident with possible injuries at 3 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Dodge Street and North Freeman Avenue in Luverne. Amanda Goettig, 23, Hardwick, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Impala and was traveling...
Dispatch report May 27 •Complainant reported a verbal domestic. Female party left for the night. •Reserved for emergency response unit callout in Jackson County. •Complainant reported that his daughter is stealing from him, and he doesn’t want her to come back to his residence. Deputy spoke with...
One of the odd happenings of weather this spring has been the fact that, by all appearances, it should to be a very wet one on record.  However, that is all it has been — appearances. For the second straight month in a row, I completed my tally of precipitation and found to be surprised where the...
Monday, June 13: Chicken hotdish, broccoli, lettuce, bread, tropical fruit. Program: 1 p.m. Pinochle Tuesday, June 14: Sweet and sour pork, rice, oriental vegetables, fruit, gelatin with whipped topping. Program: Senior Dining Fundraiser from 4:30-7:30 p.m. (No $2 Buck Tuesday.) Wednesday, June 15...
Luverne will kick off summer this weekend with its 32nd annual Buffalo Days celebration. “This year we have more great things to do on Buffalo Days Weekend than ever,” said Luverne Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere. “Thanks to local businesses and organizations, the weekend is filled with fun...
Meetings Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 3, (note change of date) in the St. Catherine east parking lot to carpool to Perkins at Worthington for lunch and for a tour of Round Lake Winery. Call Connie at 283-8470.  Fair participants watch for your Fair Preview book coming...
Dispatch report May 20 •Complainant reported a vehicle in a church parking lot. Deputies checked it out, and everything is OK. •Complainant reported a young man came to her door at 6:05 a.m. asking for help finding his girlfriend. He would not tell complainant the girlfriend’s name. Complainant...

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