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10 years ago (2006) •Construction of Rock County’s new Law Enforcement Center is so far on schedule and within budget, according to an update at Tuesday’s County Board meeting. … Project superintendent Dave Molberg said he’d rather not talk about early timelines, because snags can occur later in...
The Rock County Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces that producers interested in increasing monarch butterfly habitat on private lands need to apply for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) – Monarch Butterfly Habitat Development Project by Aug. 19. This deadline...
For information or to register for these activities call Community Ed at 283-4724. Office is closed until Aug. 1. Soccer Morning Fun for ages 5 through grade 4 (as attended during 15-16) will be held four days the week of August 15.  Fee is $16. Register by Aug. 9. Class size limited to 20....
Dianne Karlstad (left) knows her Parkinson’s disease will progress to the point where traveling 30 to 60 miles to a support group won’t be feasible. On Aug. 19 she will conduct Luverne’s first Parkinson’s disease support group at 1 p.m. in St. John Lutheran Church. The meeting is also for caregivers like Karlstad’s significant other, Harold Hess.
It’s been almost a year since Dianne Karlstad of Luverne was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. She said she visited three doctors because she couldn’t accept the explanation of why her right hand shook as she wrote and why she couldn’t walk distances without losing her balance. “I needed to talk...
In Tuesday’s primary election, local voters will narrow the fields in three local races that have three or more candidates. Four candidates are seeking election to the open county commissioner seat in District 1 currently held by Ken Hoime, who opted not to seek re-election. Candidates are Don...
Poultry returned to the 2016 Rock County Fair last week after last year’s outbreak of a deadly avian influenza forced state animal health officials to ban all poultry exhibitions in 2015. Locally the number of poultry pens brought to the fair neared 2014 levels.
Chickens, ducks and turkeys made their return to last week’s Rock County Fair. After a year hiatus to halt the statewide spread of a deadly avian influenza virus, the local poultry show went forward as if the May 15, 2015, ban didn’t happen. “I think we had a good show,” said poultry superintendent...
Sawyer Sasker pauses for the camera Thursday morning as he exercises his horse. The horse show was Friday and Saturday at the Rock County Fairgrounds in Luverne.
The 2016 version of the Rock County Free Fair will go down in history as enjoying the best weather ever. Cool dry temperatures prevailed during all four days of th fair, and events and activities enjoyed record attendance.
The century farm of the Schilling-Wessels-Bergman families was recognized last week during the Rock County Fair. Pictured (from left) are Danielle Spykerboer, Aaron Spykerboer, Twyla Schilling, Craig Schilling (holding Axel Spykerboer), Gert Wessels and Karli Schilling.
The Craig and Twyla Schilling family of Ellsworth was recognized as a Century Farm Family at the Rock County Fair on July 28. In 1916 John and Grace Bergman, Twyla Schilling’s great-grandparents, purchased 160 acres in the northeast quarter of Section 23 in Kanaranzi Township of Rock County. For...
Friday, July 29, was Nancy Lange's last day of work in her office at Southwest Health and Human Services on North Blue Mound Avenue.
For 40 years Nancy Lange has been involved with decisions affecting families, sometimes resulting in children being removed from their homes. Friday was her last day as a social worker in Luverne, and she said she looks forward to more tranquil days ahead. “Now maybe I’ll have more energy to do...
Instead of recognizing only the top ten graduating students in the class based on grades, Luverne High School will name students of distinction based on one of three honor designations. “The Top Ten was essentially a competition among classmates that focused on outdoing each other,” said Principal...

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