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Kathy Watters of Bonney Lake, Washington, (far right) has coffee on July 31 with local Hinkly House volunteers (from left) Shirley Harrison, Janet Burger, Betty Mann and Diane Jauert. She’s traveling with her friend, Bob Mader (on her right), and his daughter, Gloria (on her left).
A descendent of Luverne’s early leader R.B. Hinkly was in town last week to tour the former home of her great-great-uncle. Kathy Watters of Bonney Lake, Washington, sat down for coffee Wednesday, July 31, in the Hinkly House dining room with local curators and historians who were eager to show her...
Someday farm work will be completed by autonomous machinery operated by a computer at a desk in an office. While that technology is on a distant horizon for most local farmers, Ag Tech Day next week will show how Rock County’s high-speed broadband has opened doors for precision agriculture. The...
Lewis and Clark vice chairman Murray Hulstein (left) gives Lennis “Red” Arndt of Luverne a hand pump replica in recognition of the Lewis and Clark pump station named in Arndt’s honor.
Officials with Lewis & Clark Regional Water System honored a Luverne man for his dedication to the decades-long project to bring drinking water to Rock County and the tri-state area. Lennis “Red” Arndt is chairman of the system’s executive committee. He was a member of the original Lewis &...
Lynette Hoiland, left, is known as “the new Neva” in her role as the new coordinator for LSS Meals at Generations. She’s pictured with Neva Clausen, who served in the role for over 30 years and continues to volunteer at Generations.
Lynette Hoiland, Luverne, is already enjoying her new position. “It’s a great fit for me at this stage of my life,” she said. Hoiland began as the coordinator of Lutheran Social Services (LSS) Meals at Generations in Luverne in mid-July. According to Hoiland, the main responsibilities of her new...
Signup opens today for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program to assist farmers who continue to suffer from damages because of unjustified trade retaliation from foreign nations. Through MFP, USDA will provide up to $14.5 billion in direct payments to...
County Highway Department workers have had their hands full repairing soft spots in gravel roads this summer. After six weeks of dedicated efforts, they’re caught up with the worst spots for now, but with rain in the forecast they’ll watch redeveloping soft spots. Rock County Commissioners toured...
Ethan Erickson
Prayer Warriors and Team Ethan community members gathered at Ethan Erickson’s favorite spot, the Rez in Hills, for a community prayer event Wednesday, July 31. Ethan’s mother, Heather, and his sister Mia were in attendance with Ethan who participated via FaceTime. “Ethan misses fishing and wants to...
The city's western landscape along Dodge Street is changing rapidly as Henning Construction crews move dirt to develop the Uithoven Additional residential neighborhood. These pictures were taken July 31.
Crowds meander through the fairgrounds Thursday evening, July 25.
Fairgoers and fair organizers alike are happy with the events at last week’s Rock County Fair. “Overall we had a good fair,” said Fair Board President Isaac DeBoer. “We had a lot of compliments on the midway and Discover Center.” The midway included several additional rides including “The Screamer...
Henning Construction of Adrian cuts away concrete last week in order to upgrade the pedestrian crossing at the corner of Highway 75 and Barck Avenue in Luverne.
The rough ride for motorists on North Highway 75 through Luverne will continue until mid-August. The milling of the rough surfaces and overlaying of asphalt was set to begin late in July but is now scheduled for Aug. 9 or Aug. 12, weather permitting. Work is expected to take one day, according to a...

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