2017

10 years ago (2007) •Although Rock County has some structurally deficient bridges and functionally obsolete bridges, a tragic collapse isn’t imminent. County Engineer Mark Sehr shared bridge information with the County Board of Commissioners Tuesday. He said he has a lot of questions since the...
Monday, Aug. 28: Meatballs with gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, bread, cookie Program: Pinochle. Tuesday, Aug. 29:  Cubed beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, dinner roll, pudding dessert Two-buck Tuesday sponsored by Dick and Rita Smook. Wednesday, Aug. 30: Chef salad with turkey, ham,...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on October 8, 1926:   CROW HUNTERS FAIL TO BAG MANY BIRDS   Total of Only 103 Crows Killed in First Crow Hunt Staged by Local Izaak Walton League   LOSING TEAM TO GIVE WINNING TEAM A FEED   Second Hunt will be Staged Next Month, When it is Hoped More...
Jim and Marilyn Van Santen's home on County Road 6 north of Beaver Creek had significant damage from a Monday blaze. The cause of the fire is unclear.
It’s not immediately evident looking at the exterior of the house, but Luverne Fire Chief David Van Batavia said Jim and Marilyn Van Santen’s home is “significantly damaged.” The house on County Road 6 north of Beaver Creek and west of Luverne caught fire Monday evening and a neighbor reported it...
Meetings Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, in St. John Lutheran Church for a program explaining Rock Steady Boxing. MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug 17, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. All persons with MS, family and friends are...
Dispatch report Aug. 4 •Deputy reported abandoned vehicle. •Complainant reported testing of fire alarms at location. •Complainant on Dodge Street reported a bike has been left in her back yard. •Complainant reported there will be some road repairs occurring in the next week (150th St./200th Ave.)...
10 years ago (2007) •Even though prior businesses have done so, Clyde’s Wash and Detail and U-Haul business may not park on the boulevard because of a 2003 city ordinance forbidding it. Chris Johnson represented the business Tuesday at the Luverne City Council and asked for a variance to that city...
Monday, Aug. 21: Beef tips with gravy, noodles, peaches, carrots, bread, cookie. Tuesday, Aug. 22:  Roast turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, frosted cake. Two-buck Tuesday sponsored by: Exchange State Bank Wednesday, Aug. 23: Country Steak with gravy, mashed potatoes,...
Judge Kent Thiesse inspects the class of market calves Friday morning, July 28, at the Rock County Fair. Exhibitors include Justine Mente, Tommy Norman, Austin Ossefoort, Grace Sandbulte and Claire Popkes.
The 2017 Rock County Fair featured more events than previous years, and that combined with warm summer days helped the Rock County Ag Society’s efforts to renew people’s interest in the decades-old event. “The weather impacted the attendance to make it the best fair attendance we have ever had...
Rock County Extension Service summer intern Gabryelle Gilliam helped organize an event for this year’s fair called “Mark That Card,” which allows the public to compare the judge’s placings in four different species, including beef. The contest starts Thursday, July 27.
Fair-goers can compare judging skills alongside Rock County 4-H’ers next week as the general livestock team practices for the upcoming Minnesota State Fair competition. Today, Thursday, July 27, and Friday, July 28, prior to the swine, sheep, goat and beef shows, participants can view the...

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