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RapidPass from the American Red Cross allows blood donors to register and answer questions online in order to save time when they arrive to donate blood. Donors can use their computer or smart phone to start the blood donation process from the comfort of their home or office and save time at the...
Workers tear into the asphalt and dig through aggregate to locate a broken sewer line under the intersection of Brown Street and Highway 75 Wednesday, March 16. According to city officials, the line was repaired quickly and the cones were removed from the highway that same day. A few cones remain...
Abner Johnson (center, played by Michael Kinsinger) confronts Drexton (Paul Witte III) about why Drexton is asking questions about Johnson’s expulsion from school. Betty Ann (Hannah Hoogland) looks on as her secret love Drexton tries to explain why.
Tricks and tomfoolery will be performed on stage during Luverne High School’s performance of “Gumshoe High: A Totally Teen Mystery” Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2, in the high school auditorium. A student suggestion led spring play director Sharon Boltjes to select a similar genre as the...
Jordan Winter is Luverne Middle School’s 2016 Geography Bee champion.
Jordan Winter’s first thoughts on Luverne Middle School’s geography bee were based on reality. “I wasn’t really thinking I would win it,” he said. “There are a lot of smart kids in Luverne.” Winter is now included as one of them as Luverne Middle School’s 2016 Geography Bee champion. Students in...
Luverne firefighters work to extinguish a dryer fire at Gevo Monday night.
The Luverne Fire Department and Rock County ambulance responded to a report of a dryer fire around 11:30 p.m. Monday at the Gevo plant on the west side of Luverne. According to Fire Chief David Van Batavia, when firefighters arrived at the scene flames were coming from a dryer, but the blaze was...
City leaders will use 'The Lake' when referring to the former creamery pond for marketing events like the recent ice fishing derby.
The gravel pit pond in Luverne has become known as the Creamery Pond, due to its proximity to the former Land ‘O Lakes creamery. There’s no longer a creamery in Luverne, and Land ‘O Lakes is now Great Plains Processing, but the little body of water has retained the Creamery Pond identity for lack...
Workers from Jerke Construction Crane Service, Sioux Falls, and Alliance Communications, Garretson, maneuver the largest of five reinforced concrete huts into place last week. This repurposed equipment hut, being lifted into place in Hardwick, is the largest and the heaviest at 56,000 pounds.
Five repurposed equipment huts were lifted into place last week as crews gear up for the $14 million broadband Internet service project in Rock County. The huts located in or near Jasper, Hardwick, Magnolia (2) and Beaver Creek arrived from various locations on semitrailers, and a crane was used to...
New Vision Co-op is seeking to merge its two current Hills locations into one under a $9.2 million planned expansion and relocation plan. A joint Rock County and Martin Township tax abatement public hearing will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the commissioners’ room at the Rock County Courthouse...
Luverne Area Chamber President Kullen Schroht (far left) and past president Mike Smith (far right) hold the ribbon for the Rock County Community Library’s ribbon-cutting ceremony on St. Patrick’s Day March 17. Pictured from left is Faye Bremer, Schroht, Annie Opitz, Heidi Sehr, Joyce Oldre, Lauri Ketterling, Tina Petronek, Patti Olson, Gloria Rust, Commissioner Ken Hoime, Bruce Olson, Bronwyn Wenzel, Camilla Graff, Linda Gulden, Ryan Wynia, Serena Gutnik, Dolly Remme, Barb Verhey, Meredith Vaselaar, (little
Luverne’s Allie Parkhurst took advantage of the Rock County Community Library’s grand reopening last Thursday, checking out 11 easy-read books. Three days after the facility reopened to regular hours, patrons got a look at the improvements and were able to check out materials again. The facility...

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