Paul, Emily and daughter Allyssa
The Paul and Emily Evers family is homeless today after their Kanaranzi home was destroyed last night by fire. “It’s tough,” Emily Evers said Wednesday morning. “But we’re so glad everyone’s OK.”
Seven local farmers and truckers hauled six semi loads of hay to a fire-ravaged area in Colorado last week. They are (from left) Dave Van De Berg, Matt Anderson, Kyle Braun, Nathan Braun, Brad Benson, Kade Nussbaum and Brad Van De Berg. Ranchers in that part of the state lost 30,000 acres of grassland and pastures, leaving no feed for the cattle that survived.
Dozens of farmers from the Rock County area donated 150 tons of hay to ranchers out west where wildfires destroyed pastures and grassland.
The Green Earth Players’ production of “Dixie Swim Club” opens this weekend at the Palace Theatre. Cast members are (from left) DJ Luethje, Elaine Hansen, Terri Ebert, Colette Hansen and Manda Steensma.
The Green Earth Players community theater group will open their spring production of “Dixie Swim Club” this weekend at the historic Palace Theatre in Luverne.
Tom Houselog, who has more than 40 years of assessing experience, was recently reappointed to another four-year term as the county assessor. Commissioners also negotiated a two-year salary contract for 2017-18 at 4-percent increases each year.
Over the next four years, workers in the Rock County Land Records office will be going back to school.
Luverne High School Senior JJ Dooyema (center) works on a project in the school’s welding class
When Luverne High School instructor Dennis Moritz needed an extra hand in the welding shop, he didn’t have to search very far.
Paul, Emily and daughter Allyssa
Seven local farmers and truckers hauled six semi loads of hay to a fire-ravaged area in Colorado last week. They are (from left) Dave Van De Berg, Matt Anderson, Kyle Braun, Nathan Braun, Brad Benson, Kade Nussbaum and Brad Van De Berg. Ranchers in that part of the state lost 30,000 acres of grassland and pastures, leaving no feed for the cattle that survived.
The Green Earth Players’ production of “Dixie Swim Club” opens this weekend at the Palace Theatre. Cast members are (from left) DJ Luethje, Elaine Hansen, Terri Ebert, Colette Hansen and Manda Steensma.
Tom Houselog, who has more than 40 years of assessing experience, was recently reappointed to another four-year term as the county assessor. Commissioners also negotiated a two-year salary contract for 2017-18 at 4-percent increases each year.
Faces were painted with flushes of pink among the green clothing during Luverne’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade as strong winds chilled the upper 30-degree temperatures Friday, March 17. Candy was freely distributed during the 15-minute parade by entries like Teal’s Market store manager Sherri Thompson (center), who refilled Maddie Dinger’s cauldron. Pictured at right is Kayla Hector (far left) holding Keegan and Brenda Latten
Luverne High School Senior JJ Dooyema (center) works on a project in the school’s welding class

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Paul, Emily and daughter Allyssa
The Paul and Emily Evers family is homeless today after their Kanaranzi home was destroyed last night by fire. “It’s tough,” Emily Evers said Wednesday morning. “But we’re so glad everyone’s OK.” She said they were eating supper Tuesday night when she noticed flames in the kitchen. “Flames were...
Seven local farmers and truckers hauled six semi loads of hay to a fire-ravaged area in Colorado last week. They are (from left) Dave Van De Berg, Matt Anderson, Kyle Braun, Nathan Braun, Brad Benson, Kade Nussbaum and Brad Van De Berg. Ranchers in that part of the state lost 30,000 acres of grassland and pastures, leaving no feed for the cattle that survived.
Dozens of farmers from the Rock County area donated 150 tons of hay to ranchers out west where wildfires destroyed pastures and grassland. Brad Van De Berg, Hills, was among seven farmers who delivered six semitrailers loaded with hay — more than 200 round bales — to Haxton, Colorado, last week. “...
The Green Earth Players’ production of “Dixie Swim Club” opens this weekend at the Palace Theatre. Cast members are (from left) DJ Luethje, Elaine Hansen, Terri Ebert, Colette Hansen and Manda Steensma.
The Green Earth Players community theater group will open their spring production of “Dixie Swim Club” this weekend at the historic Palace Theatre in Luverne. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday for two weekends, March 24-26 and March 31-April 2. The plot centers on...
Tom Houselog, who has more than 40 years of assessing experience, was recently reappointed to another four-year term as the county assessor. Commissioners also negotiated a two-year salary contract for 2017-18 at 4-percent increases each year.
Over the next four years, workers in the Rock County Land Records office will be going back to school. The job of placing a value on a home, barn and other structures for property tax purposes will be the same for all assessors whether they work here or in the Twin Cities. Land Records Director Tom...
Luverne High School Senior JJ Dooyema (center) works on a project in the school’s welding class
When Luverne High School instructor Dennis Moritz needed an extra hand in the welding shop, he didn’t have to search very far. Through personal trial and error, LHS junior Derek Fodness has become a student expert in bonding metal together. His most recent educational project is the conversion of a...
Felicia Hanson (left) and Tracey Houg reopened for business Tuesday, March 14, after completing a 10-day makeover of Hanson’s Sincerely Yours beauty salon. Missing is what Hanson called the Berlin Wall, a six-foot-high wall that used to divide the salon area in half.
Sincerely Yours reopened March 14 after a 10-day renovation to the 134-year-old building on Main Street in Luverne. “We needed new flooring,” said Hanson, who has owned the beauty shop and tanning salon for almost 17 years. “And we hated the wall.” For decades a six-foot-high wall divided the salon...
Luverne High School band and choir students performed a concert Saturday night for the community after working with guest conductors from Augustana University and Northern State University. The conductors, sponsored by the Luverne Music Boosters, worked with students Friday and Saturday to...
The first known religious service in Rock County was August 12, 1868. It was conducted by a Presbyterian minister, Dr. Rice. He had accompanied a group of government surveyors and found a few scattered settlers. The audience was about a dozen including the surveyors. He preached from the Mounds,...
Earning recognition at the Big South Conference meet March 16 in New Ulm were (from left) Shane Berning, Knute Oldre, Marisol Hartshorn, Dylan Thorson and Samatha Ykema.
The Cardinal speech team finished the regular season with the Big South Conference in New Ulm Thursday, March 16, and the SMSU Invitational in Marshall Saturday, March 20. Five Cardinal speakers made it to the final round of competition in New Ulm. Dylan Thorson and Knute Oldre won first place in...

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