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Local fans of the popular television series “House Hunters,” will recognize the featured Realtor in a segment recently filmed in Sioux Falls. Ashley (Gacke) Bartholomaus is a realtor with the Tony Ratchford Group of Keller Williams Realty in Sioux Falls. She sent House Hunters producers an audition...
Day care art from Peggy Fisher's day care.
The May display at the Carnegie Cultural Center rivals that of professional art exhibits, yet many of the artists don’t yet know how to tie their own shoes. The Day Care Art Show, featuring the work of Rock County’s youngest artists, is on display through the month of May at the Carnegie at 205...
Community members gave $55,000 to Betty Mann's birthday card bash. The monies are for the new Rock County Historical Center.
Betty Mann turned 85 on May 1, and she said birthday cards are still trickling in. “I just got three more today,” she said Monday. Mann, president of the Rock County Historical Society, is among a group of volunteers raising money for a new History Center to start construction this summer in...
The high school concert choir wows audience members with their performance of “Frozen Heart” and “Let It Go” from the popular movie, “Frozen.”
Luverne Middle School and High School choir students performed their spring pops concert Friday night, May 8, in the Cardinal Gym. Under the direction of Seana Graber, the groups sang and danced to familiar tunes that have become popular as Disney theme songs. Each of the groups performed their own...
More panic buttons will be installed in the Rock County Courthouse due to action taken by the Rock County Commissioners at their May 5 meeting. An additional 22 of the small devices will be installed under desks and service counters, all within easy reach by county employees if emergency assistance...
Danny Roskamp kicks up dust while planting soybeans northeast of Hardwick last week. Due to the dry soil conditions, farmers across the state are reaching the fastest planting on record in 30 years.
Last week Minnesota farmers tied a 30-year record for the most soybean acres planted in a single week. That follows the pace set by corn planting the previous week when corn producers had the second-highest acres planted in 30 years, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service...
Tracy DeBeer of Adrian and Tyler Jacobs of Kenneth pose during their graduation ceremony May 8 from Lakes Area Technical Institute, Watertown, South Dakota.
For two area graduates, their recent graduation from community college is one they won’t soon forget. When Tyler Jacobs (Ellsworth Class of 2013) learned President Barack Obama would be the May 8 speaker at Lakes Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota, the 20-year-old didn’t believe...
  Dispatch report May 1 •Complainant reported that her client was not answering the door and she is diabetic. Would like a welfare check. She was taken to the hospital last night. •Complainant reported they found a license plate in the county. Contacted owner to pick it up. •Complainant reported...
Area fire and rescue personnel work Monday to extinguish the blaze at this hog barn fire east of Jasper that took the lives of two Jasper women.
Two people died Monday morning, May 11, in a hog barn fire four miles east of Jasper in Rock County. According to Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge, Sharla Drew, 50, and Kristy (VanSurksum) Giesler, 32, both of Jasper, died in the blaze. Drew, an employee of New Horizon Farms, and Giesler, a...
The Luverne Fire Department works to contain a fire west of Luverne Thursday, April 30, near the Assembly of God Church.
Members of the Luverne Fire Department responded to a grass fire west of Luverne Thursday morning, April 30. The fire started west of the First Assemblies of God Church along the north side of County Road 4 around 11 a.m. The fire appeared to be spreading toward the northwest across a field of corn...

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