2018

Junior exhibitor Regan Spath walks her horse named Molly to the outdoor arena Saturday morning, July 28, for the halter showmanship class. Spath is a member of the Blue Ribbon 4-H Club.
The 2018 Rock County Fair may be one for the record books based on last week’s ideal weather. Temperatures in the mid-70s, low humidity and extra mosquito spray by the city of Luverne were some of the elements Fair Board President Isaac DeBoer named as reasons this year’s July 25-28 event was more...
Meetings Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the home of clerk Teresa Kramer. Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Luverne for a tour of the facility. The business meeting and lunch follow in the Blue...
Grand and reserve grand champion winners in the Rock County Fair Open Class competition on hand for a photo Friday afternoon include (front, from left) Jase Van De Berg, Austyn Pap, Ava Steinhoff, (second row) Katie Walgrave, Marcia Essman, Jane Wellington, Ashlee Overvaag, Kaitlyn McDowell, Eric Fick, Dorral Kramer Guzman, (back) Cindy Reverts, John Baustian, Sarah Essman, Carol Goehle, Barb Sandbulte and Sharon Zinnel.
Following are the results reported for Open Class competition at the 2018 Rock County Fair: Floral: •Best of Show: Taedra McKenzie; Reserve Best of Show: Jane Wellington. •Champions of Subdivisions: Ian Jauert, Tori Hemme, Carter Petersen, Jane Wellington, Shirley Sandager, Taedra McKenzie. •...
Rick Peterson
Tuesday of last week I got to take my granddaughter Brooke to day care. I was called into day care delivery duty because Brooke’s mom and dad were taking Brooke’s sister Ellie to the hospital early in the morning to have tubes put in her ears. Side note here: We had tubes put in our kids’ ears over...
10 years ago (2008) •Luverne School Board members reported on performance appraisal of Superintendent Gary Fisher. The board reported that Fisher met and exceeded all expectations in ten different areas of responsibilities. They were pleased with Fisher’s focus on the quality of educational...
Open houses A come-and-go bridal shower for Ashley Dohlmann, bride-to-be of Timothy Tooley, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch.   Card showers The Rev. Terry and Martha Morse will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 11. Greetings may be sent to...
Senior Citizens Monday, Aug. 6: Hamburger, oven-browned potatoes, creamed corn, bun, rhubarb sauce. Tuesday, Aug. 7: Taco salad (taco meat, cheese, salsa, shredded lettuce, cut tomato, sour cream), dinner roll, fresh fruit, bar. Half-price day sponsored by Country Cupboards. Wednesday, Aug. 8:...
10 years ago (2008) •Removal of the low-head dam on the Rock River near Luverne City Park will be delayed until next year in order to study its effect on city wells. The dam will be replaced by a system of nine rock weirs that will be installed starting north of the Main Street bridge and continue...
Open houses Harry and Marilynn Flanagan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4:30 p.m., program at 3 p.m., Saturday, July 21, at the Jasper Memorial Hall in Jasper.   Card showers Missy Merrill will celebrate her 50th birthday on Wednesday, July 25. Greetings...
The planned $8 million in health and safety improvements at Luverne Public Schools means the levy may increase by 5.92 percent for next year. Earlier this year, school board members used their levy authority to pay for necessary upgrades and improvements to the middle/high school facility, which...

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