July 2021

Rock County has seen an uptick in COVID activity over the last week, according to public health officials, and masks may again be recommended for indoor spaces. The number of new COVID-19 confirmed cases in Rock County meets the CDC’s definition of “High Community Transmission” level for COVID. To...
Dispatch report July 23 •Complainant on 140th Avenue and 171st Street, Luverne, reported lost property. •A public assist was conducted. •Complainant on County Road 6, Beaver Creek, reported a ditch fire at location. •Complainant on 200th Avenue, Kenneth, reported theft at location. July 24 •...
St. Catherine Catholic Church 203 E. Brown St., Luverne St. Catherine Ph. 283-8502; www.stscl.org Monsignor Gerald Kosse, Pastor Sundays 8:30 a.m. Mass. Public Mass will be celebrated at FULL capacity in the church. Masses: 9 a.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Friday at the nursing homes – check the bulletin...
Scott Overgaard, Luverne, won his first race of the 2021 season in the Stock Cars class at Rapid Speedway Friday. Pictured in Victory Lane are (from left) Holden Overgaard, Zach Overgaard, Chase Overgaard, Kale Ver Steeg, Anitra Overgaard, Owen Overgaard, Scott Overgaard, unidentified trophy presenter, Cody Johnson, Landon Ahrendt, Alex Schlosser and Alex DeWispelaere.
Two Luverne race car drivers earned checkered flags at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, Friday night. Victories by Scott Overgaard and Eric Gaul highlighted the results of Rock County drivers at four area dirt tracks over the last two weekends.   Rapid Speedway Gaul followed up a second-place...
10 years ago (2011) •Beginning this fall parents of Luverne students will use a new information system to follow their children’s academic progress. The program, Infinite Campus, replaces the former JMC system. Luverne Middle/High School Principal Ryan Johnson said the data manager system will be...
A Hills man was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital Wednesday, July 21, after colliding with a passenger car at an intersection in Martin Township. Kelly Demuth, 65, was eastbound on 31st Street as a 2008 Mercury Grand Marquis, driven by Richard Teig, 66, of Slayton, was traveling south on 20th...
Dispatch report July 16 •Complainant on S. Kniss Avenue reported identity theft. •Complainant on Blue Mound Avenue and Main Street reported child riding bike in roadway. •A warrant was issued in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. •Complainant on County Road 20, west of 100th, Luverne, reported a driving...
Meetings Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 3, in the township hall. Parkinson Support Group will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at Poplar Creek apartments in Luverne. Masks must be worn.   Highway 91 bridge near Adrian now open The Highway 91 near Adrian opened at...
A bulldozer moves sand to form a base for the Chris Martin Ashby Memorial Trail Friday afternoon in preparation for the final asphalt surface.
More than two years after proposing a bike and walking trail in memory of their son Chris, Gene and Barb Ashby saw construction on the 1.5-mile trail east of Luverne begin last week. Henning Construction of Adrian is moving dirt for the 8-foot-wide bituminous surface path. Workers followed stakes...
The Luverne Legion baseball team started the Sub State Legion Tournament on Thursday, July 15, in Wabasso against Wabasso and picked up a 9-2 victory. In the second round, Luverne defeated Springfield 6-2 on Friday, July 16, in Wabasso. “We had great hitting and pitching in our first two games,”...

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