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10 years ago (2007) •Rock County Commissioners Tuesday discussed a grievance filed on behalf of county highway workers. During the recent blizzard, county offices were closed and those workers were paid for hours missed, essentially an extra paid vacation day. The personal policy dictates that...
10 years ago (2007) •After 40 years, the Rock County Developmental Achievement Center in Luverne has a new name. Now known as Rock County Opportunities Inc., the facility on West Main Street is a thriving center of activity that serves 36 disabled adults. It provides work for them in a structured...
10 years ago (2007) •Color Guard members stood at attention for the groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning, March 1, in front of the courthouse for the Rock County War Memorial. Turning shovels amid the snowstorm were Susan Skattum, John Call, Gloria Rolfs, Warren Herreid, Annabelle Frakes, Rick...
10 years ago (2007) •Sticks and stones are taking the form of electronic bullying, and it’s showing up on Luverne students’ computers and cell phones. Superintendent Gary Fisher said Luverne School District’s student handbook addresses student bullying, but he said districts statewide are...
10 years ago (2007) •If it hadn’t been for Kathy Jarchow’s 5 p.m. discovery of water in her store basement Friday, a major water main break downtown may not have been discovered until Saturday morning. … She estimated she and her husband John removed about 200 gallons from the basement floor. The...
10 years ago (2007) •The Luverne Area Community Foundation announced last week a campaign to raise $1 million or more to renovate Luverne’s historic Palace Theatre. The Legacy Campaign, Preserving the Palace for Generations to Come, is part of a plan to restore the foremost historic landmark in...
10 years ago (2007) •Blue Mound Woodcarvers and students at Southwest Youth Services, Magnolia, have been spending time together since the carvers have offered their skills teaching the students the art of woodcarving. “These kids do an awful lot in Luverne, and they used to help out setting up for...
10 years ago (2007) •A patriotic “Star Spangled Spectacular” USO-style variety show will be at the Palace Theatre Sunday ... as a part of a series of events that prelude the release of the Ken Burns PBS World War II documentary “The War” in September. Pat Baustian hosts the event as a Bob-Hope-...
10 years ago (2007) •A new program in Rock County tries to help people who have problems – from gambling to sexual abuse. Bob Osterday, Luverne, is one of the leaders of the Celebrate Recovery group. He has been a recovering alcoholic for 27 years and said, “The need is so great all across the...
10 years ago (2007) •Minnesota National Guard soldiers in Iraq received official word this week that they will be extended up to 125 days. The extension order states the “Red Bulls” will be extended for up to 125 days past their original return date. The soldiers can now expect to return to their...

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