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The Rock County Fair this year will be noted for quality grandstand attractions, more free family entertainment and the always-popular 4-H and Open Class competitions. The event started Wednesday with 4-H judging and continues through Saturday at the Rock County Fairgrounds on South Freeman Avenue...
The first campground under Rock County’s revised ordinance received a favorable recommendation for a conditional use permit Monday night by the Rock County Planning and Zoning Commission. Fourteen people gathered in the Law Enforcement Center in Luverne along with campground organizers Billy Cowell...
Members of the Blue Ribbon 4-H Club constructed a “Fair Bus” out of a large round bale as their entry in the “scarecrow contest” to promote the Rock County Fair. The fair began Wednesday and activities go through Saturday at the fairgrounds in Luverne. The outside exhibit had ideal weather...
Molly Schilling
Hills-Beaver Creek School District will welcome Molly Schilling as the new secondary school principal for the 2018-19 school year. Superintendent Todd Holthaus previously served as high school principal but will now assume the elementary principal position in Beaver Creek. The new hire and shift of...
Brooke Thompson
The South Dakota State Patrol is investigating a crash on I-90 that took the life of a Luverne woman Tuesday morning. Brooke Thompson, a 2015 Luverne High School graduate, died Tuesday as a result of injuries she sustained in the crash. Thompson was reportedly on her way to Sioux Falls when the...
Board member Reva Sehr registered her frustration Thursday night by voting “no” to how some administrative salaries are determined at Luverne Public Schools. “Ever since I came on the board in 2015, they have requested a 3.5 percent increase,” said Sehr, who was elected to the board five years ago...
The Rock County Soil and Water Conservation District will sponsor a Cover Crop “How To” event from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Tom Fick’s farm at 1157 110th Avenue near Luverne. Engineering technician Michael Walgrave of the Rock County Land Management Office said he hopes to see good...
Pictured (from left) Rock County Emergency Food Shelf director Mary Gehrke and CHS employees Michelle Rienke, Diane Pick and Tom Nelson.
Through its Harvest for Hunger fundraiser, CHS Eastern Farmers Co-op employees donated $3,963 to the Rock County Food Shelf and $2,700 to the BackPack Program Wednesday, July 17. Since 2011 CHS has organized the fundraising campaign to support local food shelves and organizations across the country...
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating a crash on I-90 that took the life of a Luverne woman Tuesday morning. Brooke Thompson, a 2015 Luverne High School graduate, died Tuesday as a result of injuries she sustained in the crash. Thompson was reportedly on her way to Sioux Falls when the...
Several storm systems over southwest Minnesota Saturday resulted in severe weather that downed trees, flattened crops and damaged property. Some areas of the county were affected worse than others by the storm, which mustered wind gusts up to 70 mph in some areas. But stories were similar in...

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