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Rock Ranch founders Dan and Marie LaRock will host an open house Thursday, Oct. 8, for the new indoor riding arena, office and stall facility west of Hills. The almost eight-month long project was supported by donations and allows the Rock Ranch to offer equine therapy and rudimentary lessons for children through senior citizens regardless of the weather.
A year ago, Dan and Marie LaRock dreamed about an indoor arena for the equine-assisted therapy and riding programs at their nonprofit Rock Ranch. Marie, who works full time for the ranch, spent much of 2019 rescheduling or canceling the outdoor classes due to the multitude of inclement days. When...
Keeping at least a six-foot distance, parents and students visit with teachers in front of the Hills-Beaver Creek High School Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 2, in an outdoor open house.
Teachers at Hills-Beaver Creek High School lined the front lawn Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 2, for a three-hour outdoor open house to kick off the school year. It was a chance for students to pick up Chromebooks and class schedules and reconnect with advisory teachers. The face-to-face, socially...
Open houses        An open house bridal shower for Melanie VanMeeteren, bride-to-be of Nic Johnson, will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne.          An open house outdoor bridal shower for Ann Husfeldt, bride-to-be of Lucas Sandager, will be from 3:30-6...
Just in time for Saturday’s Christmas party for kids, the History Center has acquired some interesting new pieces for its large and growing nutcracker collection. The latest addition is a life-size nutcracker with a motion sensor that plays theme music from “The Nutcracker Ballet” when visitors...
Organizers for the proposed Walleye Wind Farm in western Rock County host an open house Dec. 5 at Springbrooke Events in Beaver Creek. NextEra Energy Resources recently purchased the proposed wind farm and will develop the 111-megawatt operation in 2021.
About 30 landowners met with the new owners of the proposed Walleye Wind Farm in western Rock County on Dec. 5 at Springbrooke Events in Beaver Creek. About a dozen representatives from NextEra Energy Resources of Juno Beach, Florida, were on hand for the open house-type setting where attendees...
A drone photo of the 152 kindergarten through fifth-grade students and 19 staff members in special blue T-shirts was taken Friday, culminating the week of celebrations for the school’s recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
The color blue dominated the décor as well as the comments Thursday night, Nov. 21, at the Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary recognition celebration and open house. The kindergarten- through fifth-grade facility was officially named a National Blue Ribbon School the previous week by the U.S. Department...
Halden Van Wyhe, Shelly Fischer and Todd Holthaus represented Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary School at a Friday, Nov. 15, National Blue Ribbon Schools ceremony in National Harbor, Maryland. The school was honored as “exemplary high performing” by the U.S. Department of Education.
Three representatives from Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary School traveled to National Harbor, Maryland, last week for the 2019 Blue Ribbon Schools recognition ceremony. H-BC Elementary was honored as an “exemplary high performing” school, based on the third- through fifth-grade students’ Minnesota...
SpringBrooke Events owners and staff hosted a ribbon-cutting event and open house Friday night to celebrate the reopening of the facility on the Beaver Creek golf course. Not everyone who gathered around the ribbon is visible to the camera, but identified are (front, from left) Tyler Bush, Faye Bremer, Tony Schomacker, Annie Opitz, Jessica Vande Hoef, Ginny Stadum, Al Harnack, Hazel Gourley, Paul Gourley, SpringBrooke owners Sonja and Rick Gourley, manager Chris Yungeberg, staff members Arnie Miller, Tique
SpringBrooke Events owners Rick and Sonja Gourley hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration Friday night with champagne, live music and tours of the spacious facility on the 89-acre golf course in Beaver Creek. “Thank you to the community for all your support, and thanks to our staff for all their hard...
The new Rock County Ambulance garage is ready to house emergency vehicles, and Sanford hosted an open house Saturday morning, May 18, to show off the new $420,000 facility built entirely with private community donations.
Sanford Luverne’s new ambulance garage is ready for use, and a Saturday morning open house gave community members a glimpse inside their local emergency services. One of the first people there was Luverne’s Gene Cragoe, who last week observed what he calls the fifth anniversary of his second...
Mrs. Buzzard Butler (far left), who is busy trying to open the library one Friday morning when she is interrupted by various patrons including the Three Little Pigs named Lenny, Louie and Lumpy.
Rock County Library celebrated last week’s National Library Week, culminating in a locally written puppet show Friday morning. Assistant librarians Barb Verhey and Glenda Bremer wrote the show, “A Day at the Library,” featuring librarian Mrs. Buzzard Butler (far left), who is busy trying to open...

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