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The town of Hills will likely grow to two or three times its normal population this weekend when the community celebrates its 125th anniversary. The celebration is timed with the community’s annual Friendship Days weekend, so there will be the usual parades, games, food vendors and festivities. A...
Arts in the Park was a popular spot in Luverne Saturday afternoon for Buffalo Days weekend.
Summer officially began in Luverne over the weekend with the 31st annual Buffalo Days Celebration June 5-7. Despite a dismal weekend forecast, fair weather prevailed for most of the Buffalo Days activities. More than 250 cars, trucks, motorcycles and other automobiles and hundreds of auto...
Participants try to keep up with singer Phil Baker of Sioux Falls during the “Chicken Song” as he plays the song at a faster and faster pace. Trying to keep up (from left) are Evan Bumgardner, Katie Enninga, Marlee Nelson, Greta McClure, Isabella Steensma, Jaina Fountain, Kaylie Kindt and D.J. Ellefson.
The Rock County Community Library kicked off its 2015 reading program, “Read to the Rhythm,” Monday, June 1, in the library basement. Sioux Falls musician Phil Baker entertained dozens of toddlers, elementary-aged children and parents with his program, “Sing Us Into Summer,” encouraging audience...
This billboard first went up on South Highway 75 near the Ferrellgas building, but was moved south of I-90 near Shopko, due to road construction.
“That text or call could end it all.” That’s the message on a new billboard in Luverne that advertises the dangers of distracted driving. “In reality, every crash is a distracted driving crash,” said Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge. He said he hopes motorists get the message when they drive by...
Eleven-year-old Ethan Roemeling and his dad, Jase, enjoy fishing at Schoneman County Park, frequently replacing the wax worms they were using as bait. While no fish were caught, the two enjoyed watching the families of Canada geese swimming nearby.
Jase Roemeling and his son, Ethan, both of Luverne, enjoyed sunny skies and warmer temperatures Wednesday, May 27, with a fishing outing at Schoneman County Park south of Luverne. Temperatures topped out at 81 degrees, ending weeks of cloudy skies, rain showers and below-normal temperatures. The...
The first session of 24-inch steel pipe is installed between Luverne and the Iowa border last month.
Rock County Rural Water began receiving water last week from the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System, becoming the 12th member connected to L&C. The water, which is piped from the Missouri River aquifer, officially arrived in Rock County with the completion of a meter building on the...
More than 300 gallons of unwanted paint were sorted and recycled with the help of students from Southwestern Youth Services of Magnolia Thursday, May 27, at Rock County’s annual household hazardous waste collection at the county’s transfer station east of Luverne. The free-of-charge collection by the Rock County Land Management Office also takes place the first and third Thursdays of each month by appointment.
More than 1,000 gallons of paint and other solvents were properly disposed of Thursday, May 27, during the county’s annual household hazardous waste collection. More than 100 households took advantage of the free disposal that is also offered the first and third Thursdays of each month. The annual...
Blue Mounds State Park officials were happy to announce last week that yet another E. coli scare had been alleviated. In a May 29 email with a subject line “Blue Mounds is bacteria-free!” park manager Chris Ingebretsen announced decontamination efforts were successful. “… sample tests taken...
The Luverne saxophone line correctly positions their new uniform hats during a dress rehearsal Friday, May 29, in front of the high school. Pictured from left are Tatiana Gust, Brooke Feit, Hannah Hoogland and Ryleigh Beers.
When the Luverne High School Marching Band finishes performing in Saturday’s Buffalo Days parade, the 70-member group will leave for a seven-day trip to California and back. On the bus ride to and from Anaheim, the band and color guard students plus chaperones will tour various venues. Highlight of...
The video, "Shattered Dreams," tells the story of how distracted driving forever changed the lives of the Boeve family after Andrea was killed by a distracted driver on June 30, 2014
It’s been almost a year since distracted driver Chris Weber, then of Hills, killed 33-year-old Andrea Boeve, Steen, while she was bicycling along the road near her home. Weber and Boeve’s husband, Matt Boeve, haven’t spoken to each other since the crash, but the two men agreed to be interviewed for...

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