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Action taken by a neighboring county will double the fees collected on future aggregate material removed from Rock County gravel pits. On Tuesday, April 12, the Pipestone County Commissioners voted to adopt an aggregate tax at the state-mandated rate of 15 cents per ton. Annually since 2003, Rock...
As a young boy, I encountered several trips with my grandparents. As we are now into spring, I can picture in my mind these excursions all the more. One of those trips was to the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend, Iowa. It has nine grottos and each one touches on a different point in the life...
The latest general enrollment period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is underway and will end on Feb. 26, 2016. As such, producers with expiring contracts and producers with environmentally sensitive land are encouraged to evaluate their options under this program. Over the past 30 years...
The Rock County Sheriff will receive 3-percent salary increases each of the next three years. Beginning in 2016, the position will receive a salary of $82,897. In 2017 it will be $85,384 and in 2018 it will be $87,946. Commissioners Ron Boyenga and Jody Reisch met with Sheriff Evan Verbrugge and...
Rock County landowners saw their topsoil wash into ditches with recent flooding, and those who want their dirt back will have to pay to have it moved, according to discussion at the Rock County Board meeting Dec. 1. That’s what commissioners told Henry Petersen of rural Hardwick after he addressed...
The decision to add up to two full-time deputies to the Rock County Sheriff’s Office was put on hold until next year. At their Dec. 1 meeting, commissioners tabled any increases to the sheriff’s office budget for 2016. The topic will be addressed again during budget talks for 2017. In October...
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