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Primary voting is well underway in Rock County with most rural precincts participating by mail. Seventeen of Rock County’s 23 voting precincts have opted to vote by mail ballot. They include the cities of Hardwick, Steen, Jasper, Kenneth, Beaver Creek and Magnolia and the townships of Battle Plain...
The city of Luverne is in the process of acquiring land west of Shopko to create opportunities for future commercial development. City Council members went into closed session at their meeting Tuesday night, July 24, to discuss negotiations on three lots — a total of 9.6 acres west of Shopko south...
Interested persons have until Tuesday, Aug. 14, to file affidavits of candidacy for election to the governing boards of schools, townships and city councils. A fee is due at the time of filing, and all candidates who meet the 5 p.m. deadline will have their names appear on the Nov. 6 general...
Grand and reserve grand champion winners in the Rock County Fair Open Class competition on hand for a photo Friday afternoon include (front, from left) Jase Van De Berg, Austyn Pap, Ava Steinhoff, (second row) Katie Walgrave, Marcia Essman, Jane Wellington, Ashlee Overvaag, Kaitlyn McDowell, Eric Fick, Dorral Kramer Guzman, (back) Cindy Reverts, John Baustian, Sarah Essman, Carol Goehle, Barb Sandbulte and Sharon Zinnel.
Following are the results reported for Open Class competition at the 2018 Rock County Fair: Floral: •Best of Show: Taedra McKenzie; Reserve Best of Show: Jane Wellington. •Champions of Subdivisions: Ian Jauert, Tori Hemme, Carter Petersen, Jane Wellington, Shirley Sandager, Taedra McKenzie. •...
Important dates: Aug. 2: CRP Managed Harvesting and Routine Grazing begin. Aug. 17: Expiring Continuous CRP One-Year Extension application deadline. Sept. 3: FSA Office closed for Labor Day. Sept. 4: 2018 MPP premium payment deadline; 2019 NAP Fall-Seeded Annual Crops sales deadline; 2019 NAP Value...
Dirt movers prepare the base layer of the Luverne Loop hiking and biking trail near the Dodge Street intersection where it will continue on from the completed Phase 1 of the Loop near the school. Phase 2 of the trail takes users along the west edge of town, around The Lake and meets Highway 75 near...
Sen. Bill Weber, Luverne, receives the Legislator of Distinction in Economic Development award on July 26 in St. Paul from Granite Falls Mayor Dave Smiglewski who is president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities.
State Sen. Bill Weber was recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) July 26 during the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Mankato for his positive impact on economic development in Greater Minnesota. Sen. Weber, a Republican from Luverne, is serving his second term in...
A crew from Media One Productions spent the day in Luverne Tuesday, July 24, showing at 27 different locations for a promotional video called “Luverne: Luv the Life.” Local talent included in the video are (from left) Gunnar Oldre, Ainslie Robinson (hidden), Dianne Ossenfort, Dar Bailey, Bob Bailey...
The 34th Infantry Division "Red Bull" Band will perform live on stage at the historic Palace Theatre in Luverne on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 6:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Herreid Military Museum. The band’s mission is to provide music throughout the spectrum of...
Senior Citizens Monday, Aug. 6: Hamburger, oven-browned potatoes, creamed corn, bun, rhubarb sauce. Tuesday, Aug. 7: Taco salad (taco meat, cheese, salsa, shredded lettuce, cut tomato, sour cream), dinner roll, fresh fruit, bar. Half-price day sponsored by Country Cupboards. Wednesday, Aug. 8:...

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