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  The recently announced Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands Program is designed to support grazing operations; maintain and improve plant and animal biodiversity; while protecting grasslands from being converted to other uses. The CRP Grasslands Program consists of three continuous...
Luverne native Pam Kessler has published a book, “The Angel’s Lounge,” under the pen name, Kane Lesser. The book, a fiction suspense novel about family scandal, is sold under Kessler’s publisher, Black Rose Writing. Kessler is the second daughter of Betty Kessler and the late Harland Kessler of...
Mavis Fodness photo/0910 County Picnic
    The Rock County Commissioners hosted an employee appreciation picnic lunch Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Rock County Highway Department on North Blue Mound Avenue. The event had not been conducted for several years. Serving the meal (from left) were County Administrator Kyle Oldre and Commissioners...
  Hog producer Curt Schilling is proposing to expand his feedlot production from a 2,400-head finishing facility by adding a second 2,400-head barn, for a total of 4,800 finishing hogs. Schilling proposes to store manure in reinforced concrete storage pits below the new barn, similar to the...
    I receive many questions daily about land rents and land values and what direction they are going in the near future and long term. Corn and soybean prices have fallen from record highs in recent years to a level that presents a challenge for farmers to generate a profit. I thought I would try...
Deal Island Chance Volunteer Fire Department won best appearance in the Maryland State Fireman's Association 123rd Annual Convention parade recently. The parade had more than 300 entrants.
  A truck manufactured by Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair Company, Luverne, won best appearance in the Maryland State Firemen’s Association 123rd Annual Convention Parade. Midwest Fire customer Deal Island Chance Volunteer Fire Department took delivery of the truck on June 5 and the parade took...
  The Luverne Elementary School, along with the Child Guide Program, is seeking mentors for its lunchtime reading mentorship program called Bookin’ Buddies. Mentors talk, read and share 30 minutes of their time with a second-grade student from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. each Wednesday during the school...
  Luverne Area Community Foundation invested $35,167 in Rock County communities during the spring grant cycle. Health care grant awards include: •Sanford Luverne Medical — $13,599 for an infant panda warmer used in labor and delivery for newborns •Kids Against Hunger — $500 to be used to prepare...
Megan Klumper
  The Hills-Beaver Creek School District welcomes three new teachers to its staff for the 2015-16 school year. Tom Sandager is the new high school agriculture instructor and FFA adviser. Sandager graduated from Minnesota State University in Mankato and for the past five years has been an elementary...
  The third and final step in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) process, the annual enrollment into the particular program/s that producers elected earlier for the 2014 and 2015 crop years, is underway and will end on Sept. 30. To get this task accomplished as...

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