2017

Baby Shower A come-and-go baby shower for Nora Jean, daughter of Jed and Deann Matthiesen, will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne.   Bridal Showers An open house bridal shower for Krista Van Dyk, bride-to-be of Taylor Rignell, will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept....
10 years ago (2007) •Four lots in Luverne’s Evergreen II Addition will be taken off the market due to water issues. The Luverne Economic Development Authority approved this action at their Tuesday, Sept. 11, meeting on the recommendation of city engineer Gary Kurth. Kurth, of Rock Rapids firm DGR,...
The Hills-Beaver Creek 2017 Homecoming court includes front (from left) freshmen attendant Abby Knobloch, sophomore attendant Sadie Fuerstenberg, junior attendant Amber Bos, mistress of ceremonies Grace Holthaus, Queen Megan Gehrke, queen candidates Olivia Richards, Halle Hoekstra and Paige Tilstra...
The Luverne Optimist Club 2017 Fishing Derby attracted more than 60 children and 100 participants Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Veterans Home Pond in Luverne. Young Keegen Hess (right) snagged a 20-inch catfish for the first catch of the day, and it ended up earning him a third-place win. Mallachi...
Brenda Winter
My husband, youngest daughter and I arose early that morning. Our mission for the day was to drive to Beatrice, Nebraska, to view the total eclipse of the sun scheduled to happen there around noon. NASA promoted the event like this: “On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to...
Candidates for this year’s Hills-Beaver Creek Homecoming royalty are (front, from left) Hallie Hoekstra, Megan Gehrke, Olivia Richards, Paige Tilstra, (back) Dustin Teune, Trenton Bass, Dean Fuerstenberg and Preston Maassen. Coronation will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, and the Homecoming parade...
Minnesota waterfowl season opens Saturday, Sept. 23. “Habitat conditions look good in most areas, wild rice reports are good for hunters in the northern portions of the state and waterfowl numbers are favorable,” said Steve Cordts, waterfowl specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural...
Jacob Raak, reserve champion Aryshire cow.
Rock County 4-H’ers joined representatives from the state’s 87 counties to exhibit 2,843 animals during this year’s Minnesota State Fair livestock encampment Aug. 23-27. Five local 4-H’ers received champion or reserve champion honors during the event. They are Justin Mente, champion cow/calf pair...
Alexandra Hartman, purple ribbon cat project grades 9+.
Conference judging is used at the Minnesota State Fair to determine ribbon placings for purple, blue, red and white. A purple ribbon is the highest ranking given by judges in the general project area.Two Rock County 4-H’ers earned purple ribbons during their general project encampment.Receiving...
Meetings Luverne Special Oympics Bowling is from 3 to 5 p.m. starting Sept. 5 at Luverne Lanes. Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, in the home of Township Clerk and Treasurer Teresa Kramer. The Green Earth Players annual meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, in...

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