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The Luverne Area Community Foundation hosted a reception Monday night, Jan. 25, in the LACF office on Main Street for the 2015 recipients of LACF grants. Pictured are (front, from left) Tim Olson of Master Gardeners, Rhonna Jarchow of the BackPack Program, Lisa Nath of Rock County Big Buddies, LACF Director Emily Crabtree, Stephanie Pierce of Rock Youth, (second row) Carrie Soto of Good Samaritan Mary Jane Brown Home, LaDonna VanAartsen of the Blue Mound Area Theatre, Vicki Altena of Atlas, Nancy Drenth of
The Luverne Area Community Foundation issued its final grant gifts of 2015 in the amount of $34,168 for projects in the communities of Rock County. General Fund Grants totaled $8,451 to the following organizations: •Atlas of Rock County - $2,000 for purchase of a moving trailer. •Big Buddies of...
Jim Brandenburg
Luverne native Jim Brandenburg was the keynote speaker during the Thursday, Jan. 28, luncheon at the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s 149th Annual Convention. Brandenburg traveled the globe for over three decades as a photographer with National Geographic Magazine and he has done assignment work...
Mavis Fodness (left) and Lori Sorenson.
Staff writers at the Rock County Star Herald received three state awards in the Better Newspaper Contest of the 149th annual convention of the Minnesota Newspaper Association last week in the Twin Cities. Reporter Mavis Fodness and Editor Lori Sorenson were honored during the Thursday night, Jan....
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...

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