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Income for Rock County Opportunities Inc. community-based services has declined more than $60,000 in the year after the state implemented a $20 million reduction in funding. RCO Executive Director Elizabeth Schear reported the loss to county commissioners at their Sept. 5 meeting. The reduced...
Rebecca Austin poses with her dog, Tessa, and the award of excellence the two received at the Minnesota 4-H State Dog Show Sept. 23-24. The lone Rock County entrant in the State Fair also received the Grades 3-8 champion ribbon in Jumpers 1 Agility.
Rock County’s lone entrant in the Minnesota 4-H State Dog Show took the champion agility ribbon at the Sept. 23-24 event. Rebecca Austin of Luverne and her dog, Tessa, competed in the Grades 3-8 Jumpers 1 Agility event, coming away with top honors. Austin received blue ribbons in three other events...
Luverne Middle/High School Principal Ryan Johnson shows off his “haircut” Friday afternoon to the 650 students and staff during a school assembly. Johnson pledged if students raised at least $2,500 for hurricane relief, he would have his head shaved. Students raised $4,049.
A scant $49 put a student-led fundraiser over the goal and placed three Luverne school administrators in the spotlight Friday afternoon. Luverne High School students Jadyn Anderson and Anika Gust challenged middle and high school students to raise $4,000 for americares.org, a non-profit disaster...
Members of The Locals band are (from left) Keith Maine, Susan Skattum, Dean Luethje, Chris Nowatzki, Kenny Rolling and warm-up singer Susan Schneekloth.
What started as a fundraiser for music students now promises to be a high-energy performance by a group that sounds remarkably like the Steve Miller Band. The Locals, as they call themselves, are comprised entirely of Rock County musicians who will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in the...
. “Small things like windows make a big difference for cleanliness and transparency,” Sammons said. Another façade improvement project is underway at the Rock County Eye Clinic, pictured below, which is expanding into the former dental office and creating a new business front exterior.
Felicia Hanson has been working in recent months to improve her salon building on Main Street, and the Luverne Economic Development Authority on Monday approved funding to help the project along. The EDA approved Hanson’s application for the city’s Façade Improvement Program at 123 E. Main Street....
The Cunningham twins, Sawyer (left) and Knox, celebrated their first birthday Saturday. They’re pictured with their parents, Annalisa and Jason Cunningham, Luverne.
Jason and Annalisa Cunningham, Luverne, are praying for a good night’s sleep. Since their identical twins, Sawyer and Knox, were born a year ago, they haven’t slept more than 1 1/2 hours at a time. But a year ago at this time, they were praying for their babies to live, so sleep is easy for them to...
Dan Hamann (left), Gene McClain and Bruce Predmore assemble the new playground equipment at St. John Lutheran Church on North Cedar Street Friday. The playground for the church’s Little Lambs Preschool is being assembled on ground north of the church, and the current preschool playground space will...
Seventh-grader ShyAnn Wickherst eats a spoonful of applesauce as Josiah Crevier holds the plastic spoon with a spinning basketball on its end.
Luverne’s middle and high school students assembled in the gymnasium Friday afternoon for a message of perseverance by a South Dakota family whose champion attitude took them to Madison Square Garden and around the world. Bruce and Diane Crevier currently live near Elkton, South Dakota, and operate...
Jodi Pfarr grew up poor in in South Minneapolis. She understands what it’s like to live without middle class luxuries like a car or a college savings account. She also knows how hard it is — especially today — to escape poverty. Pfarr now travels the country to educate people about poverty and its...
Commissioners voted unanimously at their Sept. 19 meeting to increase the Rock County levy by 4.75 percent. The 2018 preliminary levy increase of $613,010 will bring the new levy amount to $5,727,498. “These numbers are just the taxpayers’ contribution, not the total budget,” Oldre said. “The...

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