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Rock County 4-H beef project members practice leading their animals in a showmanship clinic Sunday night at the Rock County Fairgrounds. Nine 4-H’ers and one Clover Bud attended the event to prepare for next week’s county fair.
Adults and older 4-H’ers gathered Sunday night at the Rock County Fairgrounds in Luverne to show an eager group of youth how to work with beef animals prior to next week’s county fair. Magnolia Juniors 4-H member Justin Mente suggested the practice evening with fellow club members and invited other...
Library director Calla Jarvie holds books appropriate for readers at the third-grade level. Jarvie and the Rock County Library are among 22 rural libraries in 19 states selected to improve third-grade reading outcomes in rural communities. The Rural Library Initiative is a two-year program through Save the Children and Partners for Education.
Library director Calla Jarvie and the Rock County Library are among 22 rural library fellows selected nationwide to improve third-grade reading outcomes in rural communities. “The Rural Library Initiative will provide an invaluable opportunity to cultivate libraries as change-makers and libraries...
The two-story brick apartment building on North Freeman Avenue will soon get a $63,000 facelift with help from the Luverne Economic Development Authority.
The two-story brick apartment building just north of the eye clinic at 118 N. Freeman Ave will soon get a facelift, thanks to support from the Luverne Economic Development Authority. Cory and Bethany Tilstra and Dave and Teresa Hup, doing business as T&H Investments, LLC, are purchasing the...
Jason Mathiesen is on the crew painting the Palisade Lutheran Church this week in western Rock County. He said tip of the cross atop of the steeple is 78 feet from the ground. The Palisade Church building on County Road 5 near Highway 23 is being repainted and getting new shingles on the roof....
Fifty students, parents and faculty from Hills-Beaver Creek High School pose for a picture outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The group was the first to take part in the school’s World Classroom field trip June 25-28. Participants include (front row, sitting, from left) Kadence Rozeboom, Harli Rozeboom, Jamesyn Klosterbuer, Mya Erickson, Abigayl Olson, Isabella DeBoer, Steph Bass, (second) Tedra Voss, Gavin Voss, Lexxus Wessels, Sawyer Borch, Cameron Allen, Izzy Wysong, Ella Sammons, Abbie Harris,
History books came alive for 50 parents, students and faculty from Hills-Beaver Creek High School who recently traveled with the H-BC World Classrooms field trip. The group spent June 25-28 visiting Washington, D.C., and other historic sites such as Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania...
Tammy Loosbrock, outgoing president of Luverne Rotary Club, passes the “gavel” to incoming president Tim Gust at the group’s June 29 meeting at Take 16. The actual gavel wasn’t available, so they used a fork to symbolize the change of leadership.
“Rotary Club Formed Here.”  That was a headline printed 84 years ago in the June 11, 1937, Rock County Herald.  Dr. Charles L. Sherman, who came to Luverne in 1904 as the ‘horse and buggy’ doctor, was the club’s very first Luverne Rotary Club president.  Ever since Doc Sherman took the club’s gavel...
Lila Bauer (left) receives a check for $1,000 from Perry Krosschell June 15 as part of the Luverne Pizza Ranch receiving the franchise's Community Impact Award.
Pizza Ranch Inc. awarded its annual Community Impact Award to Randy and Lila Bauer of the Luverne Pizza Ranch at the company’s Awards Banquet in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, June 15. The Community Impact Award recognizes a franchisee or Ranch that has made a positive impact in their community and...
The Rock County Star Herald is offering a new type of advertising, Blue Mound Digital Marketing. Screens are located in businesses throughout the area (Luverne, Pipestone, Adrian, Brandon) and display 15-second high-definition animated clips that can be changed monthly or seasonally. The Luverne...
Favorable interest rates are prompting the Rock County Commissioners to consider financing upcoming capital improvement projects through a general obligation bond. If approved, the county would borrow $3.485 million at a potential interest rate of less than 2 percent. A public hearing will take...
Jadon Johnson (blue), Jesse Wright (orange), and Jacob Hamm with Midwest Sealants, Sioux Falls, suspend from the roof of the building on scaffolding to complete exterior maintenance on the Blue Mound Towers apartment building Monday morning. The crew is caulking around all the apartment windows and...

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