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Only one Hills-Beaver Creek School District resident joined current school board members for the levy renewal presentation by Superintendent Todd Holthaus (front, standing) Thursday night, Oct. 7, at the elementary school in Beaver Creek. An additional information session took place Tuesday night at the high school in Hills.
Given sparse attendance at the meetings, voters have few concerns or questions about the H-BC district’s proposed levy referendum renewal. School board, staff and administration hosted information meetings Oct. 7 and Oct. 12 to explain the Nov. 2 special election to renew an existing levy...
Human traffickers continue to victimize young people, and the most vulnerable are often rural teens who have been lured by social media predators. Southwest Crisis Center’s Allan Bakke will return to Luverne this weekend with heartbreaking stories of victims and to urge local awareness and...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on January 13, 1905.   Barely a quorum of the members of the Maplewood Cemetery association turned out Monday evening to attend the annual meeting held in J. H. Furlow’s office. While this fact indicates the implicit faith and entire satisfaction  of...
Ellsworth Superintendent John Willey uses the district’s online tax calculator to show Cliff Schilling how the referendum would specifically affect his taxes if it’s approved by voters.
Ellsworth School District residents are again being asked for money to keep the doors of their school open. At an Oct. 15 public meeting, they learned about a proposed 10-year $1,779.50 per pupil operating levy. “We’re out of gas,” Superintendent John Willey said about the reason for the referendum...
New Luverne Middle School Principal Jason Phelps led the list of hires Thursday night, June 20, at the board of education meeting. Phelps, who attended the meeting, received a 6-0 hiring vote from board members. Director Colleen Deutsch was not at Thursday’s meeting. Phelps begins his duties Monday...
Scott Rall
Why is that sportsmen and women in general are so reluctant to speak up about conservation issues that are important to them? It is almost universal all over the county. Only when an issue is so controversial will more than the normal 2-3 percent of hunters and anglers actually get fired up and...
The public is encouraged to attend the Rock County meeting of the USDA Local Working Group at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 15, in the Rock County Soil and Water Conservation District/Land Management Office in Luverne. The public meeting is planned as part of a joint effort by the USDA and the Rock...
The lot sits empty under the Ellsworth water tower after a Jan. 15 fire destroyed the town’s 115-year-old city hall. A public meeting is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday at the school gymnasium in order for council members to gather residents’ input into replacing the building.
The future of the Ellsworth City Hall will be discussed at a public meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, in the school gymnasium. On Jan. 15 a fire destroyed the former city hall, a 115-year-old two-story brick building. Cause of the fire is undetermined, according to the fire marshal’s preliminary...
Luverne Public School’s special education program underwent a financial and programming review during the 2015-16 school year. Recently the school received the results from the compliance check: No corrective actions. “Clean. Compliant. Everything was rock solid and we were real happy about that,”...
The city-owned Luverne Area Aquatics and Fitness, built in 1978, is about to get some updates and improvements. It could be a matter of new carpet and cardio equipment or as extensive as an outdoor splash park and indoor walking track. The extent of those plans depends on the outcome of public...

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