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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,...
The following is a list of obituaries that appeared in the Rock County Star Herald in 2015. December 2014 Dec. 10: Gerald Moose, 89, Pipestone. Dec. 12: Verona Engebretson, 91, Andover. Dec. 27: Lois Lorenzen, 83, Jasper. Dec. 28: Jane DeBoer, 80, Steen. Dec. 30: Donald Hansen, 92, Hardwick.  ...
The following is a list of the birth announcements that were submitted for publication in the Rock County Star Herald during 2015. November 2014 Nov. 29: Monti and Shannon Ossenfort, Foxboro, Mass., a girl, Finley Betti.   December 2014 Dec. 5: Chad and Brianne (Cronin) Hegseth, Wahpeton, N.D., a...
Luverne city officials are preparing for the arrival of water from Lewis and Clark Regional Water System in January. The water will be piped from the Missouri River aquifer and will be blended with Luverne’s current water supply. Luverne City Council members spent time at their Dec. 15 meeting...
"Colors of Death" is published by Thought Catalog Books and can be purchased on Amazon, Apple and Amazon and Noble in print or digital format.
Luverne High School graduate Rona Vaselaar has authored a book, “Colors of Death, Fifteen Tales of Horror,” released in October online and in bookstores. The series of short horror stories are described on the book’s back cover: “Humanity has long been fascinated by its darkest hours, secretly...
Harper Renken plays with shaving cream with her dad, TJ Renken, during the Rock County Children’s Fair Thursday at the Luverne Elementary commons.
More than 130 children and adults attended the Rock County Children’s Fair Thursday at the Luverne Elementary School commons. “It was the first time at a new date,” said Karen Willers with the Rock County Early Childhood Initiative, which sponsored the event. The event is designed to let families...
Sixth grade concert band
Luverne instrumental students entertained audiences Thursday night, Dec. 17, with their performance of the Winter Band Concert in the Luverne High School gym. Fifth-graders, under the direction of Angie Swenson, made their performance debut, and the evening’s music grew more polished as the older...
In the manger scene are Samantha Wieneke (angel), Erik Tofteland, Madi Oye and Dylan Thorson.
Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne hosted its annual outdoor live nativity Sunday in its east parking lot. The event featured fire pits, singing, snacks and live animals.
Q: Historically speaking, how often do we have a white Christmas in Minnesota? A: Having a white Christmas is generally defined as having one inch of snow on the ground on Christmas Day. In the Twin Cities, this happens about 72 percent of the time. In northern Minnesota, the chance of a white...
DNR issues thin ice warning With daytime temperatures still climbing above freezing even in the northern parts of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding outdoor enthusiasts to stay clear of early ice and use extreme caution when recreating on dangerously cold water....

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