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Outstanding Chamber Member of the Year Glen Gust (far right) is pictured with some of his family members at the ceremony Monday night in Sterling’s Cafe and Grille (from left) Anika, Karis, Tim, and Barb Gust.
Glen Gust retired from 40 years in the grocery business nine months ago, but he returned to Luverne Monday night to accept an award from local business leaders who named him Outstanding Chamber Member of the Year. “Thank you all … I’m very humbled,” he said in the crowded Sterling’s Café and Grille...
Commissioners supported the recommendation of the Rock County Planning Commission to reduce the number of acres to be rezoned general industry from 108 acres to 80 acres at the request of Ron Fick, the property’s owner. The 80-acre tract had been zoned general agriculture.
A portion of a planned rezoning request was granted Tuesday, Sept. 5, in action taken by the Rock County Commissioners. In a unanimous roll call vote, commissioners supported keeping about 28 acres in Luverne Township Section 15 zoned for general agriculture use. Commissioners originally requested...
Janyce Baustian
Hardwick’s first woman council member and later mayor died Tuesday, Sept. 19, from health complications at the age of 74. Janyce Baustian was first elected to the Hardwick City Council in 1983 and became mayor four years later. She returned to the position in 2016 to fill the previous mayor’s...
Rock County 4-H’ers topped dozens of counties in the recent herdsmanship contest at the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show in St. Paul. Members include (front row, from left) Lizzie Chapa, Kellie VanDerBrink, Kennedy Safar, McKenna Westphal, (back) Ayden Bonnett, Adam Fodness, Joni Vander Beek and Kallie Chapa.
Eight members of the 2017 Rock County 4-H Horse Show qualifying team were named top herdsman at the recent Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show in St. Paul. Adam Fodness, McKenna Westphal, Joni Vander Beek, Lizzie Chapa, Kallie Chapa, Ayden Bonnett, Kellie VanDerBrink and Kennedy Safar earned the top...
A grassroots committee in support of the Luverne School Board’s plan to expand and upgrade its aging school facilities is currently organizing. Local attorney Ben Vander Kooi updated board members about the committee’s intentions during their meeting Thursday evening, Sept. 14. He said a volunteer...
The tax levy in Luverne is set to increase by 5.73 percent, according to action at the Luverne City Council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 12. As required by law, the city set it’s proposed 2017 tax levy — payable in 2018. It can be lowered at a later date, but not increased. The City Council reviewed the...
Trenton Bass, a senior at Hills-Beaver Creek, remains hospitalized from a serious neck injury he suffered Friday night Sept. 8 during a high school football game in Mountain Lake. Supporters around the region are following his recovery, and his mother, Missy Bass, shared a Facebook update Sunday,...
Groundbreaking was Monday, Sept. 18, for the Balaton Bay Reef Training and Engineering Center, the largest land-based shrimp facility in the Upper Midwest. The 12,000-square-foot, 40-foot-tall facility will house a reef of eight 150-foot-long, stacked Tidal Basins. It will serve as a training and...
The new State Patrol canine recently helped Rock County Deputies seize 4.6 pounds of marijuana and 34 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms. Three suspects from Michigan are now facing felony drug charges after they were arrested Sept. 9 at the Quality Inn on South Highway 75 in Luverne. According to...
Adrian High School candidates for Homecoming royalty are (front, from left) Rylie Hokeness, Hannah Bullerman, Paige Tweet, Alexia Kemper, Paige Bullerman, (back) Nick Harder, Ryan Wieneke, Landon Rogers, Brady Henning and Bradden Kunkel. Coronation activities are set for Monday, Sept. 25, kicking...

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