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Troy Christianson
Question: My family and I have concerns about crosswalk safety due to traffic not stopping and pedestrians not knowing what to do. Can you share how best to navigate such a crosswalk for both motorists and pedestrians? •Answer: Crosswalks involve pedestrians and motor vehicles – the literal two-way...
Christine Mann is a DFL supporter and had displayed campaign signs on her yard on West Lincoln for Joe Biden, Dan Feehan and Shawna Marshall. She went out to straighten them Monday night, and Tuesday morning they were gone. “I was so upset that someone would do that,” Mann said. She contacted law...
Todd Shank with Heartland Glass Co of Sioux Falls replaces the glass Monday in the Sterling’s Café and Grill entry after two windows were shattered sometime over the weekend, apparently by BBs or pellets. The damage was discovered at 8:10 p.m. Sunday. Glass in the east door and one large picture...
LeRoy Austin (left) accepted the official Love the Burger Battle trophy Friday night for his “Forkin’ Good Burger” from Rock-Nobles Beef Ambassador Whitney Elbers. The announcement was by televised video by Rock-Nobles Cattlemen’s Association President Jay Bakken. Eight Rock County restaurants took...
Lori Sorenson
After an unusually dry August, local fields have ripened rapidly and local farmers are responding to conditions with early harvest protocols. Livestock producers started silage chopping over two weeks ago and have now moved on to wet corn. Meanwhile, many soybean fields quickly yellowed and turned...
Representatives from A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota and the Rock County Friends of the Library recently assembled reminiscence kits for caregivers to use with loved ones suffering from memory loss. Pictured from left are Linda Wenzel (holding a do-it-yourself reminiscence kit), Kristen Scheidt (farming), Elena Heronimus (pets), and Linda Frahm (hunting.) Other kits available include gardening, sewing and baking.
Two Rock County organizations are collaborating to support families whose loved ones are living with dementia. A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota and the local Friends of the Library are sponsoring reminiscence kits now available for checkout from the Rock County Library. Linda Wenzel, the local A.C.E...
Ashlyn Johnson, fine arts, purple ribbon.
Exhibition at the Minnesota State Fair is one of the ultimate goals for area 4-H’ers. But with this year’s in-person state fair canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, 4-H officials turned to technology for a virtual state fair showcase. In Rock County, a qualifying showcase was conducted in...
Parent Dawn Vande Voort and Hills-Beaver Creek High School junior Casey Kueter position a template for the blue portion of the school’s Patriot mascot Sunday afternoon with parent Steve Paulsen watching. The painting of the mascots is a junior class fundraiser to host the after-prom party.
A small group of parents representing the junior class at Hills-Beaver Creek High School spent Sunday painting the towns red, white and blue. Seventeen sidewalks and driveways in Hills and Beaver Creek each received a spray-painted H-BC mascot, which is the head of a Patriot “We have a nice drying...
Early voting opens Friday, Sept. 18, for the Nov. 3 general election, and the Rock County Auditor-Treasurer Office will be busy filling absentee ballot requests. More than 500 registered voters are waiting for the official ballots, slated to arrive in the mail the week of Sept. 28. Auditor-...
The Rock County Commissioners postponed action on a preliminary 2021 tax levy until Sept. 22 after discussions stalled during the Sept. 8 meeting. County Administrator Kyle Oldre said the state is projecting a budget shortfall due to spending efforts to lessen the coronavirus pandemic impact in the...

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