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10 years ago (2007) •The Rock County Veterans War Memorial took dramatic shape over the past week as workers erected the back wall and the center obelisk. The project on the courthouse lawn had plenty of sidewalk supervisors Thursday morning, April 19, as a large crane lifted the solid granite...
10 years ago (2007) •The latest Census figures show a population downslide in most of Southwest Minnesota, including Rock County. From 2000 to 2006 Rock County’s population dropped from 9,713 to 9,535. That is a 1.9-percent loss. It’s a small change, but the starting number is already one of the...
10 years ago (2007) •A proposed ATV ordinance was tabled at Tuesday’s Luverne City council meeting. A full crowd attended the meeting to voice objections to the ordinance, which would limit ATV use for business purposes or for handicapped people. Even then, hours would be limited and permits would...
10 years ago (2007) •Luverne hasn’t been widely known for its birds, but ask any bird watchers and they’ll say it should be. “We are a migration flyway here in Luverne,” said Carol Morgan, who calls herself a “bird brain.” She’s on a local committee working with the Luverne Convention and Visitors...
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...

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