2016

Card Showers Edward and Jeanne Woodley will celebrate their 40th anniversary Friday, Oct. 7. Greetings may be sent to them at 710 N. McKenzie, Luverne, MN 56156.   Louise Stegemann will celebrate her 98th birthday Thursday, Oct. 6. Greetings may be sent to her at 120 N. Spring St., Apt. 110,...
10 years ago (2006) •Rock County Commissioners Tuesday approved a variation of a plan to improve the Rock County Highway Department building. Heartland Express is using a state grant to construct a new office space and garage area, or “bus barn,” next to the Highway Department. As that work was...
St. Catherine Catholic Church 203 E. Brown St., Luverne St. Catherine Ph.: 283-8502 St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellsworth Thursday, Sept. 29: 9 a.m. St. Catherine Communion Service. Friday, Sept. 30: 9:30 a.m. Mass at Parkview Manor. Saturday, Oct. 1: 5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Catherine. Sunday, Oct. 2:...
Luverne's Kristin Ziegler and the rest of the Luverne band do their field performance in the Cardinal gym.
Saturday’s Tri-State Band Festival started out like most of the others have for the past 66 years in Luverne. High school students marched down Main Street in a parade of festive band music and bright colors under a crisp autumn sky. But clouds rolled in for the afternoon performances at Cardinal...
Lyle Rollag’s combine gobbles up stalks and fills grain carts with corn Friday, Sept. 23, in this field along County Road 5 in western Rock County. Rollag was combining corn for Blac-X Farms that day.
Rock County Harvest 2016 will have varied results, based on where the most rain fell. Some soybean fields are standing in water, while other areas of the county are dry, having missed most of the recent heavy rains. Farmers are reporting some stress to plants as a result of persistent rain. For...
Meetings Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in the Rock County Public Library basement. The workshop is on making baby quilts. Bring your own supplies and completed Hospice quilt blocks. Rock County DFL Chuckwagon Feed will be Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch....
Loopy's Dollar Store will close at the end of the year.
A Main Street business in Luverne will close its doors by the end of the year. Loopy’s Dollar Store manager Amy Krueger said Tuesday that owners Gary and Tom Ploeger of Pipestone recently announced the local store’s closure. Sales on existing merchandise have already begun. “It’s been a shock to...
Todd Oliver and his talking dog, Irving, have performed in New York City, Hollywood, Branson and other major venues, but he’s looking forward to the Palace Theatre this weekend in small-town Luverne. “I can clearly remember the Palace Theatre in Luverne — I was completely charmed,” Oliver said of...
Dispatch report Sept. 16 •Centerpoint Energy reported they will be purging gas lines from 7:30 a.m. to noon in the area of South Freeman Avenue and West Fletcher Street. •Complainant reported she and her boyfriend had a fight last night, and today he is still upset and sending her texts and calling...
Nine Rock County 4-H’ers qualified for the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show Sept. 16-19 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. They were among 725 4-H’ers at 82 county fairs to earn state trips to compete in performance and game riding classes along with the events of horse judging, speech,...

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