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Thanks to a private donation to the Lyons, Nebraska, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, the city of Hardwick was able to replace its aging rescue unit at a considerable savings. The public was able to get its first look at Hardwick’s new rescue unit Friday night, Aug. 21, at the annual fire department fundraising supper.
Hardwick’s search for a new rescue unit ended last week, thanks in part to a donation by a Lyons, Nebraska, woman. Two years ago, when Lorraine Glissman of Lyons died, her bequest fulfilled the Lyons Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department’s goal to upgrade its existing rescue unit with a new four-...
Luverne Public Schools Flexible Learning Year Survey Results* Survey Question 1: I am completing this survey as a _____: (check one)                                                                                                                                              Responses...
Taking part in Tuesday's groundbreaking ceremonies are (from left) Commissioner Stan Williamson, Commissioner Ken Hoime, Rep. Joe Schomacker, Sen. Bill Weber, Commissioner Jody Reisch, Alliance Communication’s Technical Equipment Supervisor Andy Hulscher, Alliance Communications General Manager Don Snyders, Danna MacKenzie with the state office of Broadband Development, Commissioner Sherri Thompson a
Rock County Broadband Alliance broke ground Tuesday on a $14 million project to bring high speed Internet service to rural Rock County residents.  RCBA is a subsidiary of Alliance Communications Cooperative based in Garretson, South Dakota. The co-op received a $5 million state grant to expand its...
Law enforcement agencies in Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota are patrolling extra hours for drunk driving enforcement from Aug. 21 to Sept. 7. Representatives from multiple agencies met at the I-90 state line rest area Friday for a kick-off event, which included an address by Brad Bigler, survivor...
Luverne High School marching band members performed a test run for their 2015 season at Saturday night's home football game. According to director Richard Owen, the performance was rough around the edges, considering about 20 band members were out with the football team and the group hadn't...
Tony Speltz is the new social studies teacher at Luverne High School.
Tony Speltz, the only new teacher at Luverne Public Schools for the 2015-16 school year, knew before he graduated from Cotter High School in Winona that he was going to be a high school social studies teacher. Social studies, he explained, teaches students how to interact and collaborate with...
Casey Hoiland, who is starting second grade in Luverne Elementary, smiles for Lifetouch photographer Jessica Kodada Thursday evening, Aug. 20, in the elementary gym. His dad, Stuart Hoiland (left) observes as Donell Henckel helps to make him smile. Yearbook photographs were part of the district-...
Lloyd and Gladys Hemme hold the sign that designates their farm as a Century Farm, the only Rock County parcel to receive the distinction in 2015.
Lloyd and Gladys Hemme’s farm west of Hardwick was recently named Rock County’s 82nd Century Farm. The Century Farm Program honors Minnesota farm families that have owned the land at least 100 years. A Century Farm must be at least 50 acres in size and currently involved in agricultural production...
Another property has been approved for the city of Luverne’s Residential Demolition Grant program. John Oksness applied for a grant through the program on behalf of the Edward Wehler Estate for the structures at 715 N. McKenzie. Oksness, who is administrator of the Wehler estate, told city...
Heavy dirt movers work on the lot of the future Crossroads Trailer Sales and Services Friday afternoon on the site of what used to be several old turkey barns that stored hay. The new business intends to break ground later this year.
Rock County Commissioners unanimously approved the conditional use permit for a retail semi-trailer sales dealership to build an office and operate a sales lot on South Highway 75. A July 27 public hearing drew property owners and residential neighbors near the site just south of I-90 on the east...

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