March

Rock County Commissioners approved seven conditional use permits at their March 7 meeting, two of which prompted extra discussion among the five-member board. Land Management Director Eric Hartman presented the seven applications, all recommended for approval by the Rock County Planning Commission...
I’m hoping Sunday was the last snow day of the winter. Don’t get me wrong; it was a perfect day for a snow day. I didn’t have to be anywhere, I made chili, and there was plenty of basketball on TV. This is the last week of the third quarter at school, so I had enough correcting to do to fill the...
Catherine Ella Fikse, 87, Hills, died Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A funeral service was Thursday, March 9, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial was in the United Reformed Cemetery in Hills. Catherine Proost was born Oct. 26, 1929, to John and Johanna (...
Luverne High School presents its annual spring play March 24 and 25 in the high school auditorium. Cast for “Buckshot and Blossoms” includes (front row from left) Itzel Soto,Julia Ferguson,Brianna Jonas,Ashlee Boltjes,Hannah Ehlers,Alexa Chesley,Anita Cole-Kraty,(middle)Donald Guy,Jocey Cazares,Doug Rozeboom,Josh Schoneman,Gryphon Noerenberg,Jordan Winter,Mela Jarchow,(back)Quinn Graber,Jake Henckel,Logan Bosch,Anna Petronek,Emilee Bartels,Megan Rogers,Aiden Bartels,Arham Ahanaf and Mark McLaughlin.
Fans of Saturday morning television westerns will enjoy Luverne High School’s spring play “Buckshot and Blossoms,” by Tim Kelly. The 21-member cast will perform the 90-minute production at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25. (Note the date change from the school calendar.) Sharon...
Each structure will have two attached homes, starting at $185,000 each, with a 700 square-foot heated garage on each end.
A local developer is building a set of twin homes on Christensen Drive east of the hospital that will help fill a need for senior housing in Luverne. Rich Dreckman purchased two lots from the city of Luverne last fall, and he’s working with local contractor Richard Conklin to put a twin home on...
A $3,800 donation was given to the BackPack Program from CHS Eastern Farmers’ “Food” fundraiser. Pictured from left are Tom Nelson, Darcy Raddle, Luverne Elementary School Child Guide Lisa Dinger, Carl Gehrke and Josh Hansen.
CHS Eastern Farmers and CHS Nutrition received donations of $31,000 and more than 1,300 pounds of food during the company’s “Harvest for Hunger” campaign during the month of March. In Luverne CHS donated $3,800 to the Luverne Public School’s Backpack Program and $8,589.78 to the Rock County Food...
Senior Citizens Monday, March 28: Hamburger, baked beans, coleslaw, bun, ice cream. Program: 1 p.m. Pinochle. Hat Day (or wear your Easter bonnet) Tuesday, March 29: Pork loin, mashed potatoes with gravy, glazed carrots, dinner roll, cake. Program: Two-buck Tuesday sponsored by Thrivent. Rob Bolger...
10 years ago (2006) •A contingent of Rock County residents joined thousands of family members and friends at a Mississippi military base last week to spend time with soldiers about to head overseas. There are 73 National Guard members with the Luverne and Pipestone units who will join 2,600...
Dispatch report March 11 •Dispatch received a 911 call with a male and female screaming constantly. Sounded like she was driving and probably drunk. He was trying to get her to pull over, and she didn’t want to. She kept saying something about him slapping her across the face. Dispatch contacted AT...

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