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Vance Walgrave sprays the newly etched Veterans Memorial paver with black paint. Walgrave has sandblasted the names of Rock County veterans on the almost 2,000 pavers at the veterans memorial located on the courthouse square in Luverne.
As each Memorial Day and Veterans Day approaches, local sandblaster Vance Walgrave is busy etching names onto pavers for veteran memorials throughout southwest Minnesota. In Luverne, however, the pavers are engraved on-site at the Rock County Veterans Memorial. Walgrave, owner of Those Blasted...
Ruth Wiese
Ruth Wiese, 83, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Bethany Home in Brandon, South Dakota. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service at the funeral home. Ruth H....
Dispatch report­ March 15 •Road closed at location of County Road 8, one mile west of County Road 3. •Complainant reported children at location waiting for school bus. School is canceled. •Road is deteriorating at location of 171st Street and U.S. Highway 75 due to flooding. •Complainant reported...
Local insurance agency named to ‘Presidents Club’ Buffalo Ridge Insurance, Luverne, has been named to the Midwest Family Mutual Insurance Company, Des Moines, Iowa, President’s Club for the 11th consecutive year. The award recognizes superior performance and outstanding continued service to...
Dispatch report­ Jan. 4 •Complainant reported an order for protection violation in Detroit Lakes. •Complainant reported he will be doing bird surveys in Beaver Creek. •Complainant reported a power outage on North Estey Street. •Complainant on East Maple Street requested information on a possible...
Luverne High School senior Katie Fick credits her involvement with a wheelchair basketball team in Sioux Falls in helping her develop strength and agility while teammates showed her it’s possible to live an independent and fulfilling life.
  When Luverne High School senior Katie Fick rolls across the stage to receive her high school diploma Sunday afternoon, June 3, the paper document represents an end to childhood and the beginning of adult independence.  Much of Fick’s determination was fostered five years ago when she joined a...
Area residents gathered at the Rock County Veterans Memorial on the courthouse lawn Sunday night on the eve of Memorial Day.
Area residents gathered at the Rock County Veterans Memorial on the courthouse lawn Sunday night on the eve of Memorial Day for a candlelight vigil honoring those who served their country. Rock County Veterans Services Officer Dave Haugom led the event, which featured live music by Ron and Jane...
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