April 2019

Local emergency responders were called to the scene of this crash on I-90 in the eastbound lane just east of Luverne Wednesday morning, April 24. The report came in as a car-vs.-semitrailer collision due to the driver of the car suffering a seizure. The Minnesota State Patrol handled the incident,...
Monday, April 29: Hamburger, bun, oven-brown potatoes, creamed corn, rhubarb sauce. Program: 9 a.m. Quilting; Bone Builders. Pinochle. Tuesday, April 30: Taco salad (taco meat, cheese, salsa, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sour cream), dinner roll, fresh fruit. Program: Half-Price Day...
Open houses A come-and-go bridal shower for Haley Wire, bride-to-be of Tanner Skattum, will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, in the gathering space at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne.   Loretta Haper will celebrate her 80th birthday on Saturday, May 4, with a birthday party from...
10 years ago (2009) •It’s easy to look past the green sign above the office door on South McKenzie Street in Luverne. In much the same way, it is easy to look past domestic and sexual violence, according to Raevette Loonan, Rock County advocate of the Southwest Crisis Center. “Secrecy keeps...
Rick Peterson
I hope everyone had a nice Easter this past weekend. The weather was spectacular for a change so we were able to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. The Petersons actually hosted two Easter family gatherings, one on Saturday and the other on Sunday. Why two gatherings, you ask? Family work...
Mavis Fodness
He’s arrived. Logan William Blenner. My newest grandchild and first grandson. Born in the early morning hours of the April 11 blizzard. Luckily, the wintry weather didn’t hinder his Iowa parents from getting to the Storm Lake hospital before Logan’s 3 a.m. arrival. The weather hindered this grandma...
At USDA, we celebrate Earth Day 2019 by offering a big thank you to farmers and ranchers here in Minnesota for all they do. Every day we see their efforts to conserve natural resources while producing food, fiber and fuel for people in their communities and around the world. They are doing what...
Rock County and a good share of the region was crippled last week by a mammoth spring storm that brought rain, sleet, ice and snow — along with thunder and lightning. Ice began accumulating on trees, power lines and property Wednesday afternoon, April 10, and strong winds gusting to 50 mph later...
Mrs. Buzzard Butler (far left), who is busy trying to open the library one Friday morning when she is interrupted by various patrons including the Three Little Pigs named Lenny, Louie and Lumpy.
Rock County Library celebrated last week’s National Library Week, culminating in a locally written puppet show Friday morning. Assistant librarians Barb Verhey and Glenda Bremer wrote the show, “A Day at the Library,” featuring librarian Mrs. Buzzard Butler (far left), who is busy trying to open...
Students sing “Change of Heart.”
Luverne Elementary School first- and third-graders performed “Lemonade: A Musical for Young Singers” Friday in the school gymnasium. The musical written by John Jacobson and John Higgins featured numerous nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters describing their woes to the audience and ending with...

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