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Open Class Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion winners from the 2016 Rock County Fair are (front, from left) Nancy Walgrave, Katie Walgrave, Greg Burger, Barb Sandbulte, Bev Rickenbaugh, Maria Rops, Kyle Ferguson, (back) Linda Wenzel, Eric Fick, Marcia Essman, Karon Nagel, Evan Prekker, Andrew Prekker, Megan Sauer and Julia Ferguson. (Not all winners were present for the photograph.)
Following are the results reported for Open Class competition at the 2016 Rock County Fair: •Field Crops: champion, Eric Fick; reserve, Eric Fick. •Vegetables and Fruits: champion, Chloe Schoeneman; reserve, Loren Forrest. •Sewing: champion, Megan Sauer; reserve, Connie Bergman. •Crocheting,...
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Dave Halverson attended a public hearing Tuesday night to request that the city postpone acquisition of his property, the former Sharkee’s Bar and Grill. Luverne City officials had started the process of eminent domain last fall to demolish the blighted structure on South Highway 75 and to address...
Rock County 4-H’ers and parents gather in the exhibit building Monday afternoon at the fairgrounds in Luverne for the first of two entry days for general non-perishable projects. Entry day for perishable projects was Wednesday.  
Cattle farmers resorted to a steady spray of water to cool the surface of their pens. Pictured at left is Blac-X Farms.
Hundreds of cattle perished last week in and around Rock County after four days of scorching temperatures and oppressive humidity. Rendering trucks logged extra miles to keep up with mounting losses, according to Alan Klarenbeek. “We’ve got all four trucks running today,” he said Friday. “And we’ll...
The Severtson family from Kenneth is the 2016 Rock County Farm Family of the Year. Pictured from left are Kristoffer, Andrea, Sterling and Denise.
Living on a working Rock County farm often means long hours, dirty fingernails and a budget that never seems to stretch far enough. But the Sterling and Denise Severtson family of rural Kenneth wouldn’t live or work anywhere else. The Rock County Extension Committee recently selected the Severtsons...
Ron Boyenga
The Star Herald asked candidates facing a primary election on Aug. 9 five questions to inform readers about themselves. The five questions are: 1.) Community involvement 2.) Employment, education and family 3.) What made you decide to seek election/reelection to the County Board of Commissioners? 4...
Mike Davis
The Star Herald asked candidates facing a primary election on Aug. 9 five questions to inform readers about themselves. The five questions are: 1.) Community involvement 2.) Employment, education and family 3.) What made you decide to seek election/reelection to the County Board of Commissioners? 4...
Larry Lanphere
The Star Herald asked candidates facing a primary election on Aug. 9 five questions to inform readers about themselves. The five questions are: 1.) Community involvement 2.) Employment, education and family 3.) What made you decide to seek election to the Luverne City Council? 4.) How do you view...
Gary Overgaard
The Star Herald asked candidates facing a primary election on Aug. 9 five questions to inform readers about themselves. The five questions are: 1.) Community involvement 2.) Employment, education and family 3.) What made you decide to seek election/reelection to the County Board of Commissioners? 4...
Darrel Van Aartsen
The Star Herald asked candidates facing a primary election on Aug. 9 five questions to inform readers about themselves. The five questions are:   1.) Community involvement 2.) Employment, education and family 3.) What made you decide to seek election/reelection to the County Board of Commissioners...

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