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The Chamber Board of Directors honored Mike Engesser as the 2018 Outstanding Chamber Member during an after-hours reception Monday in Sterling’s Café & Grille.  The Chamber annually selects a local individual to honor with the award, which recognizes personal and professional contributions to...
Exchange State Bank in Luverne is now Security Savings Bank
In general terms of mergers and acquisitions, the story of Exchange State Bank and Security Savings Bank is one-of-a-kind. For one thing, the name has changed — all locations are now known as Security Savings Bank. but the leadership has stayed the same. “We still have the Exchange State Bank...
King candidates Nathan Overgaard (left) and Jackson Golla (right) congratulate Derek Lundgren whose box revealed a balloon congratulating Lundgren as the king for Snow Week.
Seniors Jadyn Anderson and Derek Lundgren were selected Monday as queen and king of the Luverne High School 2019 Snow Week. School counselor Amy Cook was mistress of ceremonies for the event that began in 2016. “One thing that makes Snow Week unique is that the royal court is selected by teachers...
A committee to study whether or not Rock County should form its own economic development authority is being formed. At their Jan. 22 meeting, commissioners approved the 11- to 15-member study committee which will have 90-days from its initial meeting to make recommendations. Goal of the county EDA...
The Rock’s Robotics team will compete Saturday in the First LEGO League state tournament. Members of the 2019 team include (front row from left) Quentin Johnson, Alex Reker, Zoey Berghorst, Zoe Perkins, (back) Garret Cattnach, Shelby McCarthy and Brenna Reker.
For the past six months, the seven-member Rock's Robotics team acted like a team of NASA scientists and engineers. They developed a virtual reality identity named SEBASTIAN, which stands for Space Entertainment Because Astronauts Should Talk In order to Avoid Neurosis. They constructed a robot...
Blue Mounds State Park Naturalist Amber Brooks conducts “Track Those Creatures” Thursday afternoon, Jan. 24, in the Luverne Community Education classroom. The 11 kindergarten through fourth-grade students learned about wildlife at the park and the tracks animals make in the snow.
Area youth experienced the outdoors in the warmth of the classroom Thursday afternoon, Jan. 24, in the “Track Those Creatures” lesson offered through Luverne Community Education. Blue Mounds State Park Naturalist Amber Brooks brought the nature lesson indoors to life for the ten participants....
Oaths and officer selections were the first items of business Thursday night, Jan. 24, for Luverne School Board’s first meeting of 2019. Board incumbents Katie Baustian, Eric Hartman and Jodi Bosch recited oaths of office administered by Superintendent Craig Oftedahl. They were re-elected to four-...
Junior Bryn Mongeau presents closing plaintiff arguments Wednesday, Jan. 23, to presiding judge Ben Vander Kooi (seated, far right) and scorer Margaret Erickson (seated far wall) during mock trial competition at the Rock County Courthouse in Luverne.
Hills-Beaver Creek Mock Trial teammates may soon be watching movies together in order to better present their case in court. The two H-BC Mock Trial teams competed against each other Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 23, in the Rock County Courthouse in Luverne. Presiding judge, Luverne attorney Ben Vander...
Flames are seen inside the Ellsworth City Hall as icicles hang from ledges Wednesday morning, Jan. 16, the day after the two-story brick structure was destroyed by fire. Electricity is believed to have started the fire.
Ellsworth officials continue to move forward after a Jan. 15 fire destroyed the 115-year-old city hall. Last week as workmen removed debris from the former two-story wood and brick structure, city clerk Dawn Huisman was busy trying to reestablish her office and assess what was lost to the fire...
Matt Alley (left) and Abbey Dibble unload refurbished personal computers Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 15, at the Rock County Library in Luverne. They work for PCs for People based in St. Paul and delivered 53 computers for use by eligible Rock County families and organizations.
Rock County Library moved forward with its broadband education initiative by giving away computers. Library director Calla Jarvie, along with members of the broadband education steering committee, unloaded 53 personal computers. Distribution took place Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the law enforcement...

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