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The 2016 Adrian High School Snow Week king and queen were crowned during a school assembly on Monday. They are pictured with the rest of the Snow Week royalty. Pictured (front, from left) are Skylar Hieronimus and Hunter Heitkamp; (back) Mackenzie Wagner, Chris Christians, Queen Brooke Grussing, King Kevin Tran, Jodi Bents and Zyandra Schroeder.
The eight seniors earned nominations from the teachers and staff at AHS in recognition of each student’s positive leadership in the classroom, school activities and community during their years at AHS.    Snow Week continues the rest of this week with dress-up day themes, the annual dodge ball...
Southwestern Minnesota farmland values decline 8 percent in 2015 Rock County bucks trend with average increase of more than 19 percent Farmland values in 14 southwestern Minnesota counties had been steadily increasing until 2014, according to an annual survey of farmland sales. The survey reports...
10 years ago (2006) •The Luverne Planning Commission is recommending the city allow Dingmann Funeral Home on Fledging Field. … The Luverne City Council has the final vote on the permit, and the Planning Commission will approve specific conditions for the construction at another meeting.   25 years...
Monday, Feb. 8: Hamburger, baked beans, cole slaw, ice cream. Program: 9 a.m. U-Care representative. 1 p.m. Pinochle. Tuesday, Feb. 9: Pork loin, potatoes, glazed carrots, dinner roll, cake. Program: Two-buck Tuesday sponsored by Luverne Chamber of Commerce. Wednesday, Feb. 10: Chicken chow mein,...
In each of the state’s 87 counties, a county attorney is elected every four years to handle the county’s criminal and civil legal responsibilities on behalf of the citizens who elected him or her into office. Rock County’s county attorney office has had the same person since July 1987. Don...
For the next five years the Rock County Land Management Office will focus resources and efforts on a single watershed management plan. On Jan. 19 the Rock County Board extended the comprehensive water management plan until 2021 with an understanding that local Soil and Water Conservation District...
Josh Boomgaarden
After swearing in its newest council member, the Beaver Creek City Council approved a liquor license for the new owners of the Beaver Bar. Josh Boomgaarden replaced Jamie Dysthe on the Beaver Creek City Council. Councilman Dysthe was appointed mayor late last year after Mayor Carolyn DeBoer passed...
Emergency loans at an annual interest rate of 3.5 percent are currently available to eligible family farmers in Rock County as a result of a recently issued FSA Administrator’s Physical Loss Notification. This approval is limited to applicants who suffered physical losses caused by high winds,...
Aleigha Glidewell
Two Rock County students will be honored for their writing skills at the Veterans of Foreign Wars District mid-winter meeting on Jan. 2 in Morton. Eighth-grader Aleigha Glidewell and ninth-grader Mary-Frances Ladd, both in the Hills-Beaver Creek School District, wrote winning essays for the VFW...
Rock’s Robotics, the county’s 4-H robotics team, will be competing at the state tournament in late January 2016. Members competing at the regional qualifier were Zoe Perkins, Cassie Chesley, Brandon Berghorst, Zoey Berghorst, Carter Abels, coach Randy Berghorst, Alex Dysthe, Quentin Johnson, coach Jason Braucht, Burke Johnson, Ethan Braucht and Leif Tollefson.
Rock’s Robotics will be the first Rock County 4-H robotics team to compete at the First Lego League’s Championships. The event takes place in late January 2016. Earlier this month the 10-member local team participated in the regional FLL qualifying event at Augustana University in Sioux Falls,...

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