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Brooke Thompson
“There are no words” was a common statement describing the loss of a 22-year-old Luverne woman in a July 23 automobile crash near Brandon, South Dakota. Brooke Thompson, a lifelong Luverne resident, was remembered by hundreds of people who attended a July 24 memorial service at the Luverne Ice...
Stroeh’s Auto Center in downtown Luverne is celebrating 15 years in business. The staff includes owner Alan Stroeh (left), mechanics Doug Flier and Cliff Enninga, and office manager Robin Erlandson.
Stroeh’s Auto Center on East Main Street in Luverne is celebrating 15 years in business. Owner Alan Stroeh purchased the business from Lyle Nelson in 2004 and moved it to the former Bush’s 66 location on the corner of Main and Spring streets. “I always wanted to go into business on my own and I’m...
The 2019 Farm Store booth
There are some things that people can count on when they make their annual visit to the Rock County Fair. The Luverne Farm Store booth in the gold commercial building is one of those constants. For 71 years the local company has connected with current and future customers at the fair. “We can see...
Several Luverne High School juniors and seniors participated in the Summer Leadership Retreat July 15-16 at Lake Shetek. The group includes Sydne Johnson (front, left), Anita Cole-Kraty, Kacie Kracht, Kynzie Hamann, Claire Baustian, Regan Feit, Elise Jarchow, Alexa Chesley, Josephine Golla, Rozilyn Oye, Sadie Reisdorfer, Ann Dara, Autumn Nath, (second,) Colby Crabtree, Sophie Lanoue, Michelle Arevealo, Elisabeth Kelm, Rachel Den Herder, Mallory Oye, Amelia Jarchow, Solveig Tofteland, Kaitlyn Anderson, Nicol
Forty-one Luverne High School incoming juniors and seniors attended a first-ever LHS Summer Leadership Retreat at the Lakota Retreat Center at Lake Shetek July 15-16. The group included student council members and students planning to be peer helpers during the upcoming school year, along with...
The Hills Crescent newspaper reached its readers for the last time with this week’s publication dated July 31, 2019. Subscribers received a letter dated July 22 detailing plans to cease publishing the Hills Crescent and explaining the challenging business climate that led to the decision. All...
Nathan Houg
A 44-year-old North Dakota man with ties to Rock County died Saturday during an ATV trip in the Black Hills when a tree fell on him. Nathan Hoag of Arthur, North Dakota, was riding with a large group of ATV and UTV riders, many from Luverne and Rock County who were participating in the annual Pat...
On July 25, USDA announced the details for the $16.0 billion trade assistance package for farm operators. A total of $14.5 billion, which is the largest portion of the aid package, is designated as direct payments to farmers in the form of market facilitation program (MFP) payments. The MFP...
Three first-place winners rose to the top of the talent pool at the 18th annual Rock County Fair Talent Show. The event took place Wednesday night, July 24, in the Palace Theatre in downtown Luverne. Sixteen acts participated in the event sponsored by Sioux Valley Energy and the Rock County Ag...
Champions and reserve champions in the open class categories at the 2019 Rock County Fair gathered for a picture Friday, July 26. They are Elanor Gesch (front, left), Amaryah Gesch, Carter Sehr, Kinser Klosterbuer, (second row) Dorral Kramer Guzman, Dianne Karlstad, Krista Burkman, Gert Bruynes, Ashlee Overvaag, Marcia Essman, (back) Evan Prekker, Andrew Prekker, Lori Witte, Carol Goehle, Joan Chesley, Eric Fick and Howie Luitjens.
Following are the results reported for Open Class competition at the 2018 Rock County Fair: Floral •Best of Show: Betty Leuthold; Reserve Best of Show: Maryln Luitjens. •Champions of Subdivisions: Betty Leuthold, Shirley Sandager, Micaela Hemme, Carter Peterson, Maryln Luitjens, Sarah Stegenga. •...
The Rock County Sheriff’s office is investigating two thefts that occurred in the early morning hours Tuesday in Luverne. A vehicle was stolen from the driveway at the home of Martin and Alvina Wigen sometime between Monday night or Tuesday morning. According to Sheriff Evan Verbrugge, the keys...

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