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Jed Fagerness of Steen rewards his hog named “Marshall” with a marshmallow for following him around the pen last week.
Today (July 25) three Rock County 4-H’ers will enter the show ring in a swine experience like no other. Darwin DeMarrias of Adrian and Jed and Gracie Fagerness, Steen, have eagerly awaited this week since receiving their 100-pound pigs three months ago. They are the county’s first participants in...
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...
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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Performers in the Annual Rock County Talent Show took to the Palace Theatre stage in Luverne Wednesday night to sing, dance and entertain for judges and audience members. With a full program with more than 30 entries, the Palace auditorium was full and local talent showcased at its best. “It was a...
  The 2015 version of the Rock County Fair is well underway this week, and those who haven’t yet been to the fairgrounds on South Freeman Avenue should make a point to get there. Why? We aren’t going to offer a David Letterman “Top 10 Reasons,” but we can come up with a few good arguments. •...
  Singers, musicians, comedians and entertainers of all ages are encouraged to sign up for the 14th annual Rock County Fair Amateur Talent Contest. The event will be Wednesday night, July 29, at the historic Palace Theatre in Luverne. Prizes of $100, $75 and $50 are awarded to the top three winners...
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