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Rain predictions didn’t materialize Saturday for the 69th Annual Tri-State Band Festival as the daylong competitive event was completed under dry and partly sunny skies. “The Friday before, we were crossing our fingers it wouldn’t rain,” said Katie Oksness with the Luverne Area Chamber. “We were...
Hills-Beaver Creek School Board met in special session Monday night to review the result of an $8.035 million bond refinance. Matthew Hammer, a municipal advisor with Ehlers Inc. of Roseville, delivered the results of the Monday’s bond sale to the board. “We have good news,” He said. “This is...
Aisha Porter, purple, elements of photography
Fifty-one 4-H’ers represented Rock County at the recent Minnesota State Fair. Hannah Kruse, a member of the Livewires 4-H Club was named a Minnesota Livestock Breeders Association and MN State Fair scholarship recipient during the annual event. Thirty-one 4-H’ers exhibited livestock during the Aug...
Aiden Meyeraan
The Luverne Optimist Club Fishing Derby Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Minnesota Veterans Home pond attracted more than 40 participants along with their parents and chaperones for prizes, raffles and hot dogs and, of course, fish. Winners this year included Ty Klingenberg for largest fish, a 10 1/2-inch...
Three first-place winners rose to the top of the talent pool at the 18th annual Rock County Fair Talent Show. The event took place Wednesday night, July 24, in the Palace Theatre in downtown Luverne. Sixteen acts participated in the event sponsored by Sioux Valley Energy and the Rock County Ag...
FFA’ers qualify for state competition at regionals April 5 Members of the Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter competed at the Region 6 general livestock, dairy evaluation and dairy handling contests April 5 at South Dakota State University in Brookings. Hannah Kruse and Tanner Henrichs placed third and...
Luverne High School students and staff assemble for a pep fest Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 26, in honor of the school’s Mock Trial team’s fifth consecutive berth in the state Mock Trial Tournament Feb. 28-March 1. Coach Jason Berghorst explains the uniqueness of the extracurricular activity in which team scores are not disclosed during the contest, only at the end of the trial.
Luverne wrapped up the 2019 Mock Trial season with its fifth-consecutive trip to the state tournament. Team results have not been released, but two individuals were recognized for their performance at the Duluth tournament on Feb. 28-March 1. Senior Jessica Anderson was named All-State Attorney and...
Grand and reserve grand champion winners in the Rock County Fair Open Class competition on hand for a photo Friday afternoon include (front, from left) Jase Van De Berg, Austyn Pap, Ava Steinhoff, (second row) Katie Walgrave, Marcia Essman, Jane Wellington, Ashlee Overvaag, Kaitlyn McDowell, Eric Fick, Dorral Kramer Guzman, (back) Cindy Reverts, John Baustian, Sarah Essman, Carol Goehle, Barb Sandbulte and Sharon Zinnel.
Following are the results reported for Open Class competition at the 2018 Rock County Fair: Floral: •Best of Show: Taedra McKenzie; Reserve Best of Show: Jane Wellington. •Champions of Subdivisions: Ian Jauert, Tori Hemme, Carter Petersen, Jane Wellington, Shirley Sandager, Taedra McKenzie. •...
Rock County 4-H’ers topped dozens of counties in the recent herdsmanship contest at the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show in St. Paul. Members include (front row, from left) Lizzie Chapa, Kellie VanDerBrink, Kennedy Safar, McKenna Westphal, (back) Ayden Bonnett, Adam Fodness, Joni Vander Beek and Kallie Chapa.
Eight members of the 2017 Rock County 4-H Horse Show qualifying team were named top herdsman at the recent Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show in St. Paul. Adam Fodness, McKenna Westphal, Joni Vander Beek, Lizzie Chapa, Kallie Chapa, Ayden Bonnett, Kellie VanDerBrink and Kennedy Safar earned the top...
Alexandra Hartman, purple ribbon cat project grades 9+.
Conference judging is used at the Minnesota State Fair to determine ribbon placings for purple, blue, red and white. A purple ribbon is the highest ranking given by judges in the general project area.Two Rock County 4-H’ers earned purple ribbons during their general project encampment.Receiving...

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