Beaver Creek

Darla K. Chavis, 47, rural Beaver Creek, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A memorial service was Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the First Baptist Church in Luverne. Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.
Vernon von der Lieth, 76, Beaver Creek, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral was Saturday, Nov. 5, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed in the Beaver Creek Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were through Dingmann...
Rock County Commissioners approved a resolution to conduct a speed/safety study on County Road 4, which borders the north side of Beaver Creek. City officials are requesting that the current 30 mph speed zone be lengthened to reduce traffic noise.
Vehicle noise is a consequence of living near an interstate highway system, and Beaver Creek residents realize the easy access to that roadway has its pitfalls. They didn’t realize more of that traffic would find its way through their city of 294 people in recent months. Beaver Creek Mayor Jamie...
The filing period closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, for candidates interested in running for upcoming school board, small cities and some township elections. Rock County Auditor Treasurer Ashley Kurtz has received final information from those offices, and is finalizing candidates for the Nov. 8...
A thunderstorm front hovers in the distance Sunday morning, moving from west to east over Luverne.
Sunday’s almost six-hour weather event is likened to a freight train, according to the National Weather Service. In his 20 years with the Sioux Falls NWS Kyle Weisser said thunderstorms generally flow out of an area after a single event, but Sunday’s storm fronts were stopped due to a more powerful...
Rock County Commissioners view the motion-sensitive camera and single-stream recycling guides recently installed at the county’s recycling shed in Beaver Creek. Officials hope the cameras will help solve the problem of garbage being dumped in recycle bins. Pictured are (from left) county administrator Kyle Oldre, land management director Eric Hartman and commissioners Jody Reisch and Stan Williamson. A similar camera is located at the Hills recycling shed, which has also had garbage.
County commissioners received a firsthand look at various projects in Rock County on their annual road tour June 21. Meeting in the afternoon, commissioners completed the 2 ½-hour transit bus ride prior to the 5 p.m. board meeting. A 7 p.m. Board of Equalization meeting ended their day. No property...
New owners of Up The Dam Creek Bar in Beaver Creek are (from left) Earl Vanden Bussche, Marci Lee and Wade Hofer.
The Dam Creek Bar in Beaver Creek has been open since April 14, and the new owners are pleased with business so far. “It’s been wonderful,” said one of the owners, Earl Vanden Bussche, Beaver Creek. “Our customers, our friends, the community — they’ve all be great.” Vanden Bussche is a newcomer to...
Robert Olson
Robert Leo “Bob” Olson, 79, Beaver Creek, died Saturday, May 28, 2016, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A funeral was Tuesday, May 31, at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial followed at the Beaver Creek Cemetery. Robert Olson was born Sept. 1, 1936, to Ole and Meta (Schneekloth) Olson in...
Student riders wind their way through the cones set up in the Community Education parking lot.
Dozens of local bicyclists participated in the Luverne Optimist Club annual Bike Rodeo in Beaver Creek and Luverne Saturday, May 14. In addition to Optimist Club volunteers, Ken Petersen of Ken’s Bike Shop, Luverne, was there to help make minor adjustments to bikes. Helmets and door prizes were...
Spelling bee moderator Keith Erickson (center) gives Kay Franklin (left) a word to spell as Luverne teacher Wendy Bosshart handles the microphone for the event.
Elementary students from Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek schools met senior citizens Thursday, May 12, for a friendly Intergenerational Spelling Bee at the Senior Center. Each was asked to spell words such as guillotine and silhouette until only the top three spellers remained as place winners in...

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