January

Magnolia City Council will bring a cost share proposal to a future meeting of the Rock County Commissioners requesting two dynamic speed display signs to be installed on County Road 4 to slow vehicles through town. The council is requesting signs like those currently used in Lismore and other areas in Nobles County.
Drivers of County Road 4 through Magnolia may have a friendly reminder to slow down if a request by the Magnolia City Council is approved. At their Monday meeting council members unanimously supported bringing a cost share request to the Rock County Commissioners for two dynamic speed display signs...
The Southwest Research and Outreach Center (SWROC) and University of Minnesota Extension will offer Winter Crops and Soils Day from 9:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Luverne’s Grand Prairie Events on South Estey Street. The event highlights University of Minnesota research specific to...
Federal officials are redrawing the 1970s maps that show which Rock County properties are in flood hazard zones, and a Dec. 13 kickoff meeting in Luverne put the wheels in motion. According to Land Management GIS specialist Arlyn Gehrke, the new maps are overdue. “In 1977, they didn’t have the...
Luverne postal employees received several reports Tuesday of packages stolen from their property and mailboxes. Sheriff Evan Verbrugge said his office is aware of the activity and that the information has been turned over to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Meanwhile, residents are encouraged to...
A Blue Mounds State Park Citizens Advisory Group will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Luverne Chamber office to discuss future recreation at the park and in the community. According to Kathy Dummer, southern region manager for Minnesota Parks and Trails, the meeting will be a...
Rock County collected $66,159 in gravel taxes from seven companies in 2016. According to information at the Jan. 3 County Board meeting, Bremik Materials paid $3,870, Buffalo Ridge Concrete $9,895, Dunninck Bros. $2,274, Henning Construction $10,185, Northern Con-Agg $22,597, Reker Construction $9,...
‘Heroes Behind the Badges’ event to boost blood supply The Rock County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Management Services will compete with the Luverne Fire Department to see who can recruit the most blood donors for the community’s blood supply next week. The Ninth Annual “Heroes Behind the...
Monday, Jan. 16: Cabbage roll casserole, green beans, peaches, bread, pudding. Tuesday, Jan. 17: Pork chop, sweet potatoes, winter blend vegetables, bread, scalloped apples. Program: Two-buck Tuesday sponsored by Hartquist Funeral Home Wednesday, Jan. 18: Meatloaf with ketchup, au gratin potatoes,...
10 years ago (2007) •In his first week on the job, Sheriff Evan Verbrugge outlined goals for his department for the coming term. Verbrugge swapped his deputy badge for a sheriff star as he was sworn into office Jan. 2. He enters office with 16 years of experience and many new ideas.   25 years ago...
Rosa Marie Sandstede, 90, Hills, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A funeral was Friday, Jan. 6, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. Burial followed at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery near Steen. Rosa Hovland was born Dec. 27, 1926, to Nels and Mary (Remme) Hovland at Kenneth...

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