2019

Area livestock producers are planning three new hog barn sites, three cattle barns and one dairy feedlot expansion for 2020. Three additional hog barns are in the planning process, according to county feedlot officer Doug Bos, who presented the county’s 2019 Feedlot Summary Report to county...
Seven aggregate and gravel pit operators paid $146,373 in taxes in 2019. Rock County Auditor-Treasurer Ashley Kurtz released the amounts at the Feb. 18 commissioners meeting. The self-reported amounts are the highest total collected since 2010 and are $7,378 higher than taxes collected in 2018....
The Luverne Area Community Foundation recently announced its year-end 2019 grant awards in the amount of $24,850.   Community health care grants included: •Rock County Ag Society $300 for first aid stations. •Luverne Backpack Program $5,000 for weekend nutrition needs for students. •Good Samaritan...
The Rock County Star Herald received one group and two individual awards at the Better Newspaper Contest of the 153rd annual convention of the Minnesota Newspaper Association Jan. 30-31 in the Twin Cities. As a group the Star Herald staff received a third-place award in special sections for their...
Weather conditions have been just right on recent winter mornings in Rock County for hoar frost to form on trees and other vegetation resulting in artistic scenery like this one in northeastern Rock County. Temperatures have remained mild in recent weeks but a cold snap is on the way this week for...
Weather conditions were just right Thursday morning, Dec. 5, in rural Rock County for hoarfrost to form on trees and other vegetation, resulting in art-like scenery, as the Ellis & Eastern train makes its way to Luverne. Temperatures were mild during the past week with daytime temperatures in...
Meetings Generations meeting will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, in the Generations building. Agenda items include election of board members and approval of revised by-laws. Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Mondays in the United Methodist Church. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m....
Dispatch report Dec. 13 •Complainant on E. Main Street reported a lost wallet. •Complainant reported an accident on N. Kniss Avenue with no injuries. •Complainant on S. West Park Street requested information on getting a motorcycle from location. •Complainant on S. West Park Street is locked out of...
Monday, Dec. 30: Barbecue pork, scalloped potatoes, three-bean salad, bun, applesauce. Program: 8:30 a.m. Quilting; 9 a.m. Bone Builders. 1 p.m. Pinochle. Tuesday, Dec. 31: Chicken with marinara sauce, noodles, broccoli, fruit cocktail, pudding. Program: Half-Price Day sponsored by FF&M Bank....
10 years ago (2009) •One approach to cleaning the Rock River focuses on livestock manure, and now there’s grant money for greener manure management. The Rock County Land Management Office has been approved for a grant through the EPA Section 310 from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The 319...

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