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Four neighbors came to the rescue of Lee Hamann when he suffered a heart attack in May. Pictured are, from left, Autumn Whitely, Kathy Hamann, Lee Hamann, Jennie Aanenson, Buck Underwood and Sig Underwood.
“Everyone was right where they needed to be, right when they needed to be there.” That’s how Autumn Whitely describes how she and other neighbors came to the rescue of Lee Hamann the evening of May 22. Hamann, 61, suffered a heart attack while mowing his lawn on West Luverne Street. Thanks to...
Workers from McGillis Construction, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, install the new bleachers in the high school gymnasium Thursday evening, July 26. The new bleachers replace the school’s original steel and wood structure installed in 1956, when the building was constructed. The new bleachers provide spectators with more legroom, seat area and notched-out areas for wheelchairs.
Construction bids for the Luverne school building project came in higher than engineer’s estimates and no bids were submitted for the electrical work. Now district officials are seeking a second round of bids, which will be opened Aug. 16 — about the time they had hoped to break ground on the $31...
Doreen Rollag of rural Beaver Creek was recently recognized by the Northern Lights Region 6 Sweet Adelines International for her 45-year commitment to the organization.
At 92, Doreen Rollag has been making music for most of her life, and she’s happiest when she’s sharing her talents. For more than 60 years, she’s been the organist for Palisade Lutheran Church, Beaver Creek, where she also sings in and has directed the church choir and other ensembles. But Doreen’s...
A group of youth from Grace Lutheran Church, along with some support from adults in the congregation, painted Courtney Gonnerman's home in Luverne July 23 and 24. The group was inspired to serve at home after attending the National Lutheran Youth Gathering in Houston in June. Courtney's husband,...
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...

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