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Two Hills-Beaver Creek High School FFA’ers will be judged later this month on their supervised agricultural experiences. Junior Hannah Fick and sophomore Carter Hartz earned first place in their proficiency areas at the recent Region VI competition. Fick’s SAE is in agricultural sales placement....
Luverne High School choral director Seana Graber and students Josie Golla, Rylee Gee and Jordan Winter attended the Minnesota Music Educators Association All-State Choir performance Feb. 15 at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis. The LHS students were selected by audition last year and attended...
The Blue Mounds State Park is offering early spring family-friendly programs from March to May 2020. The three main Saturday programs are called “mini events,” 2-hour programs complete with multiple activities, flexible arrival/departure times, and crafts to take home. All events are free, but...
Heather Erickson (left) and Missy Bass of Hills want families experiencing life-changing events to reach out to their nonprofit organization, Game Plan 4 Hope, for help. Samson, Trenton Bass’ therapy dog in training, assists in spreading the organization’s message.
Two Hills families are attempting to bring hope to people experiencing life-changing hardships. Jeff and Missy Bass started the nonprofit, “Game Plan 4 Hope,” in September and were later joined by longtime friends Aaron and Heather Erickson. Their sons, Trenton Bass and Ethan Erickson, both...
The fourth in a series of Brain Health seminars will be at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, at Luverne Community Education. This session will focus on “Ecotherapy and Mindfulness,” led by Jessica Koch of Luverne Counseling. She’ll talk about how practicing mindfulness to slow down and be present in daily...
Nutrien Ag Solutions has purchased the West Hatting Street property and buildings formerly owned by Express Ag, which closed its doors in Luverne last fall. Nutrien purchased only the real estate — not the business.
Nutrien Ag Solutions has purchased the West Hatting Street property and buildings formerly owned by Express Ag, which closed its doors in Luverne last fall. The acquisition was completed Friday when Nutrien employees were on site to replace signage and set up the new ag retail business operation. “...
Summer 2020 road improvements will focus on the small cities in Rock County, according to the six-year road and bridge construction plan adopted Feb. 18 by county commissioners. Highway engineer Mark Sehr outlined the 2020 to 2025 projects in a 27-page Powerpoint presentation and will share it at a...
A banner hangs in the doorway of kindergarten teacher Liza Winkler greeting students with the message, “Happy 100th day of school”
Students and staff at Luverne Elementary recognized Friday, Feb. 21, as the 100th day of school with special activities and lessons celebrating the school year milestone. This year’s recognition is two weeks later than usual because the 2019-20 school year didn’t start until Sept. 16 to accommodate...
Hills-Beaver Creek kindergartners (from left) Alyssa Krull, Andrey Stefanyuk, Maddox Baker, Titus Susie, Elise Anderson, and Ben Fick react to the playing of the  “Baby Shark Dance” Friday afternoon by physical education teacher Darin DeBoer (far left) during the school’s fundraising walkathon. The event was organized by the H-BC parent-teacher organization and is the first year pledges were paired with physical exercise.
Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary School was full of laughter, music and the patter of young feet as students participated in the first H-BC Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization Walk-a-thon fundraiser. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade participated in the Walk-a-thon. While total money...
Eleven Rock County townships and the city of Beaver Creek will need to replace their property tax assessor in the next 90 days. Previous assessor Pete Jessen announced Feb. 18 to Land Records Director Tom Houselog that he will step down from the position by the end of 2020. Houselog met with county...

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