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Brian and Kathy Chapa, Ellsworth, were honored for their entry in the 2016 Minnesota Meat Processors Convention at St. Cloud Civic Center in St. Cloud recently. The Chapas, owners of Ellsworth Locker, were awarded champion for their bone-in ham and braunschweiger entries. They earned reserve...
Mark Overgaard of New Vision Coop presents a check to Mary Gehrke of the Rock County Emergency Food Shelf Thursday afternoon, March 10, at the Food Shelf in the basement of the United Methodist Church. New Vision gave $1,000, which was matched by Land ‘O Lakes for another $1,000. Because March is...
Births A girl, Maybrie Kae, weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce, 21 inches long, was born Wednesday, March 2, 2016, to Tyler and Kala Bush, Hills, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. She joins two brothers, Micah, 8, and Malachi, 5. Grandparents are Ron and Kim Menning, Edgerton, and Keith and Annette...
Ryleigh Beers, a Luverne High School senior, was awarded a Certificate of Excellence through The Prudential Spirit of Community Award. The award recognizes the top 10 percent of middle level and high school students across America for outstanding volunteer service.  The award is sponsored by...
Important dates: •March 15: 2016 NAP Pasture and Spring-seeded Annual Crops sales deadline •March 30: MPP Premium Payment Deduction authorization deadline •March 31: 2015 Small Grains Loans and LDS request deadline •April 1: 2016 Maple Sap Acreage certification deadline •April 15: 2014 and 2015 ARC...
Efforts to spruce up the city of Hardwick took a step forward Thursday, March 11, when council members voted to adopt a nuisance ordinance. “If we are going to do some cleaning up and if we are going to do it right,” Mayor Jan Baustian said, “I think we’d better have everything we need first.”...
When the five-year road and bridge construction plan is unveiled at a public hearing March 22, county commissioners will consider a wheelage tax to defray some construction costs. The hearing begins at 1 p.m. in the Rock County Community Library. Information and discussion about the tax to collect...
More than 1,100 electric customers in Rock County and surrounding areas were without power for up to 90 minutes early Monday morning. Two substations were involved in the outage, one located west of Luverne on County Road 4 and the other near Hardwick. Both substations were connected to L & O...
Crossing guard David Ruddy (far right) stops traffic for Luverne students Friday afternoon at the intersection of Dodge Street and Highway 75. “We hoped the project would have been completed last fall when electricity and foundations were in place,” said Luverne City Administrator John Call. Since...
Taking home individual honors at the Montevideo Speech Invitational Saturday were (from left to right) Gunnar Oldre, Alexa Chesley, Knute Oldre, Shelbie Nath, Paul Witte III, Xavier Carbonneau, Derek Krueger, Jonah Louwagie, and Hannah Ehlers.
Sixteen members of the Luverne Cardinal speech team competed in the Montevideo Invitational Saturday, March 12. Taking home individual honors were Gunnar Oldre, second, Humorous Interpretation; Alexa Chesley, ribbon, Duo Interpretation; Knute Oldre, first, Discussion; Shelbie Nath, sixth, Creative...

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