2022

Donkeys and their jockeys stole the show at the 2022 Rock County Fair, which took place over four days last week. There were 10, five-person teams signed up ahead of time, and organizers said they turned away latecomers who still wanted to join. As it turned out, the Celebrity Donkey Races drew...
Mark Schettler serves up his People’s Choice winning ribs to judges Mira Uithoven (front) and her mother, Marilyn Uithoven.
There were five total grillers in the competition. The other two were Cory Danneman and Tom Strassburg.
In 1930 Urquhart Motor Co. was located in what is now Camelot Apartments on Maple Street. The second floor was a repair shop that used an elevator to move cars upstairs.
Herman Motors is observing its 90th year in business and will host an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the dealership on South Highway 75. There will be food, inflatables, door prizes and cruise-in with Ford or Ford-powered vehicles. The public is welcome to attend. The...
Luverne rolled out the red carpet and the green grass for baseball fans from all across Minnesota last weekend while hosting the Minnesota Division II American Legion Baseball State Tournament at Redbird Field. Teams from Atwater, Chatfield, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, Jackson, Luverne, Morris, Sibley...
Don Sina snaps a picture of her daughter Dakota (holding her Hereford heifer) and her son Daniel after Friday’s beef show at the Rock County Fair.
Preparations are underway for the 2023 Rock County Fair, just days after the finish of the 2022 event. Rock County Agricultural Society President Adam Kinsinger said fair board members spent Monday night cleaning the grounds and reflecting on this year’s four-day event. “This year was pretty...
A Wadena batter lets a strike go by into the glove of Luverne catcher Brayden Ripka Friday night.
As hosts, the Luverne Senior American Legion team had an automatic bid to play in this year’s Minnesota Division II American Legion Baseball State Tournament played at Redbird Field Friday-Sunday. After playing 22 innings in two games, it was clear Post 123 belonged in the tournament. Although...
Open Class participants at the Rock County Fair receiving champion or reserve champion ribbons were photographed Friday afternoon near the Ida Reverts Memorial Hall. Those on hand for the photo include (front, from left) Alena Sandbulte, Larissa Steinhoff, Ashlyn Johnson, Taedra McKenzie, Kinser Klosterbuer, Calla Thone, Cambrie Bork, Brynlie Bork, (inset) Trinley Vanderburg, (middle) Tashia Siebenahler, Heather Johnson, Dawn Vander Beek, Deb Van Heerde, Marcia Essman, Dorral Kramer Guzman, Becky Ossefoort,
The results reported for the Open Class competition at the 2022 Rock County Fair are as follows: Floral •Best of Show: Taedra McKenzie. •Reserve: Cambrie Bork. •Champions: Aisha Porter, Jackie Gyberg, Lynda Van Ruler, Becky Ossefoort. •Reserve: Judy Knutson, Betty Leuthold, Lynette Jauert. •Youth...
At the Red Wing summer conference of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, Executive Director Bradley Peterson presents the President’s Award to Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian, who served the year as the president of the state organization.
Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian was honored with the President’s Award from the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) on July 28 during the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Red Wing. The award marks the culmination of Baustian’s tenure as president of the CGMC. During his year-long term...
CGMC President Pat Baustian presents Luverne City Administrator John Call with the prestigious Bob Filsen Award for Distinguished Rural Leadership at the CGMC summer conference in Red Wing in July. Call, who is retiring from his position with the city of Luverne in December, was recognized for his work with the CGMC in promoting rural small city policy issues and for the contributions he has made to the CGMC during his career.
Luverne City Administrator John Call received the Bob Filson Award for Distinguished Rural Leadership on July 28 at the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities’ three-day summer conference in Red Wing. The award is given upon retirement to CGMC city staff members who have been actively engaged in...

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