June

Brenda Winter
Well, Phase 1 of the bike path is done.  I’ve been opposed to the bike path because I believe the role of government is to secure the nation’s borders and defend liberty. I don’t see recreation on the list of “things government must provide for the people." But, the path is moving forward without...
Rick Peterson
The first day of summer was Monday, and that means the days are now starting to get shorter. I know you didn’t want to hear that, so let’s put that thought on the back burner for a few months. I suppose it might be age, but summers seem so busy nowadays. So, for this column I am going to write...
Dispatch report June 10 •Complainant reported vandalism to a vehicle. •Complainant reported that her ex-husband has a warrant out of South Dakota and is definitely driving his vehicle. He drives a tan-colored truck with company name on the side. He lives with his girlfriend now and complainant...
Senior Citizens Monday, June 27: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, carrots, bread, pineapple. Program: 1 p.m. Pinochle. Tuesday, June 28: Barbecue pork, potato salad, cauliflower, bun, rhubarb crisp. Program: $2 Tuesday sponsored by Exchange State Bank. 9 a.m. Senior Citizens board meeting....
George Bonnema
The weather forecast for this summer was hot and dry. We have already had the hot, but I’m appreciating the frequent rain that has prevented the dry. Weather isn’t something we can control, but we can work with it to make the most of our summer garden experience. The wind we had on Friday evening...
Leuthold graduates from U of Sioux Falls Meghan Leuthold, Hills, graduated Sunday, May 22, from the University of Sioux Falls with a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education.   Meinerts graduates from Bethel Tena Meinerts, Luverne, graduated from Bethel University in St. Paul with a Bachelor...
10 years ago (2006) •It’s not a question of “if.” It’s a question of “when.” That’s what public health officials are saying about the next pandemic flu. … Simultaneous drills in Rock and Nobles counties Thursday were designed to prepare the communities for a public health emergency like the bird...
More than 950 luminary bags lined Luverne City Park Friday night for the 16th annual Relay for Life of Rock County. The bags were decorated with messages in memory or in honor of someone with cancer.
Efforts to revitalize fundraising for cancer research may have wilted Friday as the Relay for Life of Rock County fell short of surpassing last year’s amount. As of Monday, the group of 11 teams comprising 126 individuals raised $27,784 with some donations still expected. “We are confident we will...
The Beaver Creek Sportman’s Club sponsored a fishing derby Sunday, June 12, at the Hills Rez. The event was hosted by the group as part of the Friendship Days weekend activities. BCSC president Arlyn Gehrke said, “There was a total of 60 participants and over 350 fish were caught.” Winners in the...
This Minnesota Department of Transportation photo shows the buckle in Rock County near the South Dakota border.
Motorists should be alert to the impact hot weather is having on some area highways. "Blowups" of concrete pavement can be very dangerous for motorists. Maintenance crews are keeping busy repairing the broken pavement, especially on portions of Interstate 90.  Other highways prone to buckling are...

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