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Jacob Raak, reserve champion Aryshire cow.
Rock County 4-H’ers joined representatives from the state’s 87 counties to exhibit 2,843 animals during this year’s Minnesota State Fair livestock encampment Aug. 23-27. Five local 4-H’ers received champion or reserve champion honors during the event. They are Justin Mente, champion cow/calf pair...
Alexandra Hartman, purple ribbon cat project grades 9+.
Conference judging is used at the Minnesota State Fair to determine ribbon placings for purple, blue, red and white. A purple ribbon is the highest ranking given by judges in the general project area.Two Rock County 4-H’ers earned purple ribbons during their general project encampment.Receiving...
Judge Kent Thiesse inspects the class of market calves Friday morning, July 28, at the Rock County Fair. Exhibitors include Justine Mente, Tommy Norman, Austin Ossefoort, Grace Sandbulte and Claire Popkes.
The 2017 Rock County Fair featured more events than previous years, and that combined with warm summer days helped the Rock County Ag Society’s efforts to renew people’s interest in the decades-old event. “The weather impacted the attendance to make it the best fair attendance we have ever had...
Grand and reserve grand champion winners in the Rock County Fair Open Class competition on hand for a photo Friday afternoon include (front, from left) Coy Thone, Coulter Thone, Andrew Luitgens, Maria Rops, (middle row) Stacey Thone, Wilma Van Der Linden, Mandie Petersen, Lori Witte, Linda Brady, Marge Baker, Shirley Connor, (back) Betty Leuthold, Barb Sandbulte, Eric Fick, Carol Goehle, Marcia Essman and Dorral Kramer Guzman.
Following are the results reported for Open Class competition at the 2017 Rock County Fair: Floral: •Best of Show, Eileen Hemme; Reserve Best of Show, Shirley Connor. •Champions of Subdivisions: Eileen Hemme (2), Marge Baker, Owen Sudenga, Shirley Connor, Lynette Jauert. •Reserve Champions of...
Three-year-old Clara Sandager (center) is clearly reluctant to accept gifts from strangers (balloon artist Bob Anderson) Monday night at the Rock County Children’s Fair in the Luverne Elementary School Commons. Pictured with her are her sister, 6-year-old Bridget Sandager, and her grandmother, Karen Sandager.
The Rock County Early Childhood Initiative sponsored the free holiday activity for families and children featuring visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus (Rodger and Dianne Ossenfort), prizes, balloons and introductions to several local Early Childhood programs available to families.
Rick Peterson
Wow! Hats off to the Rock County Fair Board for a very successful 2016 fair. The weather was perfect and the crowds certainly reflected that. The Star Herald staff is busy putting together a special section featuring all of the 4-H winners. Look for that in next week’s paper. Next on the community...
Negative news events and extreme humid weather have taken their toll in recent weeks, leaving many of us in sour moods. To get away from the national police shootings and negative political events, residents can use this week’s Rock County Fair to step back, take a deep breath and enjoy a...
Participants who received Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion ribbons in Open Class competition at the fair were invited to pose for a photograph Friday afternoon near the Floral Hall. Those available for the photo include (front, from left) Will Bergman, Ashton Sandbulte, Cayd Den Herder, Lorraine Stoel, Julia Ferguson, Shelbie Nath, Heather Johnson, Morgan Sauer, (back) Lori Witte, Andrew Prekker, Eric Fick, Mary Lutmer, Shirley Connor, Patty Kienholz and Alyssa Kienholz. Grand Champion winner Jayda
  Following are the results reported for Open Class competition at the 2015 Rock County Fair:   Floral category: •Best of show, Lorraine Stoel; reserve, Eileen Hemme; •Champions: Kellie Hellerud, Kristin Suhr, LaVonne Hanson, Margie Baker. •Reserve champions: Eileen Hemme (3); Shirley Connor. •...
Young riders buckle their seatbelts on the dragon roller coaster ride at the fair Thursday night.
Pleasant summer weather and a variety of events and activities attracted solid crowds to the Rock County Fairgrounds for the first few days of public attendance. 4-H judging started on Monday, July 27, and shows opened Wednesday, July 30, with the fair continuing through Saturday night. In what’s...

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