April

Dispatch report April 24 •Complainant on S. Summit, Hills, reported an abandoned motorcycle. •Complainant on E. 1st Street, Hardwick, reported vehicles speeding through town. •Complainant at Rez Park in Hills reported motorized vehicles on walking path. •Complainant on W. Main Street, Marshall,...
Four school buses and 30 personal vehicles made up Friday’s Hills-Beaver Creek School District’s teacher parade that drove through the district communities of Steen and Beaver Creek and ended in Hills (pictured above). Residents lined porches, parks and boulevards to wave and hold up signs in greeting to teachers.
Teachers and staff of Hills-Beaver Creek Public Schools took to the streets Friday afternoon in a “Teacher Parade” through the district’s communities. The group of almost 50 district employees climbed into about 30 personal vehicles and four school buses for the drive through Steen, Beaver Creek...
10 years ago (2010) •As the maiden voyage of Honor Flight Southwest Minnesota takes off this weekend, it will carry 110 veterans from Rock, Nobles, Pipestone and Murray counties. Honor Flight exists to ensure World War II veterans have a chance to see the national World War II memorial that was...
Chandler Feed Company submitted a height variance request for 114 feet for a proposed 600,000-bushel grain bin next to its facility. Hardwick City Council approved the request at an April 14 public hearing conducted by teleconference.
A height variance was granted April 14 for Chandler Feed Company to build a new grain bin in Hardwick. The Hardwick City Council conducted the teleconference variance hearing with Derek Krosschell and Miles Brown with Chandler Feed Company participating. No face-to-face meeting took place amidst...
Monday, April 27: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, lettuce salad, peaches. Tuesday, April 28: Pork loin, mashed potatoes with gravy, green peas, choice fruit, bar. Wednesday, April 29: Choice soup, meat sandwich, choice fruit, corn muffin.  Thursday, April 30: Baked chicken, mashed...
10 years ago (2010) •A rural Beaver Creek man said he’s grateful to be alive after surviving a grain bin accident Wednesday afternoon. Beaver Creek fire and rescue crews were the first on the scene of the Everett Vande Voort farm where a 911 call from his wife, Jeanette, said he was trapped in the...
Last week’s spring field work came to a halt Sunday when a spring blizzard left about a half-foot of snow in its wake as it passed through Rock County. With the county already under the state’s shelter-in-place order, the blizzard did not interrupt Easter Sunday services for area residents as...
“On the evening of that first day of the week, the disciples were together behind locked doors because of their fear of the Jews. Jesus came, stood among them, and said to them, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord...
The Beaver Creek Fire Department spent Sunday afternoon controlling a wildfire that charred a quarter section of ground northwest of Beaver Creek. According to the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, the call came in at 1:53 p.m. from Mike Gehrke, who said a controlled burn had gotten out of control....
10 years ago (2010) •A downtown commercial property will go on the auction block in May after Gabe’s Clothing and Shoes vacates its building. Yvette VanderBrink is serving as the auctioneer for the property, and Bob Cook is the owner seeking to sell it. VanderBrink said the 6,700-square-foot...

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