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The community of Luverne and Rock County lost a kind and gentle soul early Sunday morning when Frederick Manfred Jr. passed away in Sioux Falls under hospice care. He was 62 years old and had fought the effects of kidney disease most of his adult life. Fred was born in and lived in Luverne most of...
Southwest Health and Human Services Environmental Health Manager Jason Kloss shot these pictures containing mostly ag lime with some rotten grain June 2 when he visited Mouw’s Feed and Grain in Hardwick. The piles were all removed and the materials disposed of by June 9.
Piles of what looked like dirt and sand at Mouw Feed and Grain in Hardwick were removed last week along with an odor that had prompted resident complaints in recent months. Those piles, however, were not all dirt and sand but spilled grain mixed with ag lime from last fall’s harvest. Twenty-seven...
Makayla Oechsle colors a blue band around her Styrofoam cup that will be used as a pot to grow a vegetable or a flower at Friday’s 4-H day camp.
Former Rock County 4-H’er Cheyenne Edmundson was right at home Friday coordinating the first of two summer day camps. As this year’s summer intern, Edmundson sees her position not just as a job but a way to repay an organization she credits for cultivating the focus and passion for agriculture...
More than 950 luminary bags lined Luverne City Park Friday night for the 16th annual Relay for Life of Rock County. The bags were decorated with messages in memory or in honor of someone with cancer.
Efforts to revitalize fundraising for cancer research may have wilted Friday as the Relay for Life of Rock County fell short of surpassing last year’s amount. As of Monday, the group of 11 teams comprising 126 individuals raised $27,784 with some donations still expected. “We are confident we will...
The Beaver Creek Sportman’s Club sponsored a fishing derby Sunday, June 12, at the Hills Rez. The event was hosted by the group as part of the Friendship Days weekend activities. BCSC president Arlyn Gehrke said, “There was a total of 60 participants and over 350 fish were caught.” Winners in the...
The Bos Dairy Farm parade entry featured Caleb Bos driving the ATV with Amber Bos and Annie Bos riding with him pulling a baby dairy calf in a trailer.
By nearly all accounts Friendship Days was a success with many events for all ages and interests staged over the weekend. “Although it was a hot weekend, it was very successful,” said Annette Elbers of the local organization Helping Build Communities Stronger. “Thank you to all who came to enjoy...
Ag education and philanthropic fundraising joined forces Sunday night for a “Farm to Table” event that met both education and fundraising goals. The Luverne Area Community Foundation (LACF) and the Rock County Corn and Soybean Growers hosted a meal at The Bluestem for nearly 100 people. Chef Skyler...
The new routine on the Loopy's building is starting to take shape on East Main Street. This photo was taken Friday.
The Loopy’s storefront on East Main Street Luverne is taking shape as the building receives a facelift under the Historic Façade Improvement Program. According to the plans, the front awning will be removed (the awning next door will remain intact and will have an end cap), and everything from that...
A Luverne couple appeared in Rock County District Court Tuesday on felony charges stemming from a June 12 domestic disturbance in their home on West Warren Street. According to the criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Rock County District Court, Rodney Dale Thomas and Chasity Dawn Hughes were...
Luverne’s Dolly Talbert (right) purchases a book from Minnesota author William Kent Krueger and Krueger (inset) inscribes his latest book as a birthday present to Taubert’s son.
William Kent Krueger addressed about 50 people Wednesday afternoon, June 8, at the Rock County Community Library in Luverne. Krueger and his wife, Diane, visited several libraries within the Plum Creek Library System including Adrian. Krueger, a New York Times best-selling author, lives in St. Paul...

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