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By Mavis Fodness The longer-than-usual summer break has two organizations working together to continue a needed nutrition program. The BackPack Program and Farmers Market teamed up for a 14-week summer backpack program. The group needs $6,000 to get the program off the ground for children ages 4...
More than 300 attend Generation's fundraising event.
George Bonnema’s famous carrot cake fetched the top bid of $1,000 Monday night at the Generations Dessert Theater fundraiser in Grand Prairie Events. More than 300 people showed up for desserts and entertainment — including music by Ron and Jane Cote and comedy routines by “Marlene and Darlene” (DJ...
Participants in the 2019 Rock County Communication Arts Contest include (front row from left) Ava Steinhoff, Gabriella Porter, Penni Moore, (back) Klarissa Burkman, Krista Burkman, Aisha Porter, Candace Porter and Mazzi Moore. Not pictured are Colton Buchholz, Caylix Buchholz and Andrea Luitjens.
Eleven Rock County 4-H’ers in grades kindergarten through high school shared their communication talents Feb. 28 at the annual 4-H Communication Arts Contest in Luverne. Members participated in photojournalism, creative writing, interpretive reading and photojournalism. Contest goals included...
Inspirational stones were made in honor of the late Bruce Kramer and his reflections of living while dying
More than 175 people attended the conversation in Luverne Thursday night, Feb. 16, about life, living and dying. The Convenings is a community engagement event organized through Honoring Choices Minnesota and the Bruce Kramer Foundation. Minnesota Public Radio’s Cathy Wurzer hosted the 90-minute...
Students at Luverne Middle-High School joined millions of other teenagers for the worldwide annual “See You at the Pole” Wednesday, Sept. 28. More than 50 local students circled the flagpole in front of the school and joined hands. Many students shared personal prayers of solace in response to...
Students pack ingredients during the 2015 event in Luverne.
The 2016 Rock Area Kids Against Hunger Food Packing Event will be from 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, through 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in the Luverne High School gym. Students from four area school districts, community members, faith community members, leaders, businesses and others will pack food for...
Friends and family of the bride and groom decorate the Grand Prairie Events Center Friday afternoon in the ballroom.
Saturday’s wedding reception for Lexi Burmeister and Ben Aukes was the first one on the books for Mike and Wanda Jarchow’s Grand Prairie Events Center. Construction on the former Family Dollar building piqued public interest through the summer, so by Friday afternoon, wedding decorators discovered...
The Rock County Community Library will host a murder mystery event Friday, Aug. 26, at the library. Opening announcements begin at 5:15 p.m. with the mystery event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Members of the teen reading club will perform as guests sleuth and interact to solve a theft inside an ordinary...
The 15-year anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attack on the Twin Towers that killed nearly 3,000 people will be observed locally on Sept. 11 with a special Blue Light Beam Memorial ceremony. Diane Sherwood, president of the Remember Rally group, approached county officials last month about...
Ag education and philanthropic fundraising joined forces Sunday night for a “Farm to Table” event that met both education and fundraising goals. The Luverne Area Community Foundation (LACF) and the Rock County Corn and Soybean Growers hosted a meal at The Bluestem for nearly 100 people. Chef Skyler...

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