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Six Rock County 4-H’ers compete at the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show Sept. 13-16 in St. Paul. Pictured are Gavin Johnson (left), Lizzie Chapa, Kallie Chapa, Kennedy Safar, Joni Vander Beek and Ayden Bonnett.
Six Rock County 4-H’ers competed at the 2019 Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show Sept. 13-16 at the state fairgrounds in St. Paul in both individual and group events. Attending the four-day event were Ayden Bonnett, Lizzie Chapa, Kennedy Safar, Joni Vander Beek, Kallie Chapa and Gavin Johnson. As a...
A change in the recycling market means more expense to taxpayers if they dispose of plastic bags in recycling bins. On Oct. 1 the county’s recycler, Millennium Recycling, will charge up to an additional $75 per ton if plastic bags are found among the other single-stream recyclable materials....
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...
Phyllis Schouwenburg
Phyllis Grace Schouwenburg, 85, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, formerly of Hills and Luverne, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at the Avera Prince of Peace Retirement Community in Sioux Falls. A funeral service was Friday, Aug. 29, at the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood...
Nell Fink
Pieternella “Nell” Fink, 89, Luverne, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage in Luverne from pancreatic cancer. A private family burial is planned. Pieternella Timmer was born on March 10, 1930, to Dutch immigrants John and Geppiena (Dik) Timmer in Mound Township, Rock...
Workers from Prahm Construction of Slayton use a crane to replace wood bridge pilings damaged by ice flow this spring with steel pilings. They will also replace the transfer girders, work that is expected to be finished by the end of the week
Repairs began last week on the County Road 1 bridge over the Kanaranzi Creek in southeastern Rock County at a cost more than double the engineering firm’s original estimate. Work is expected to be finished by week’s end. County commissioners received two bids at their July 2 meeting for the...
The Rock County Fair this year will be noted for quality grandstand attractions, more free family entertainment and the always-popular 4-H and Open Class competitions. The event started Wednesday with 4-H judging and continues through Saturday at the Rock County Fairgrounds on South Freeman Avenue...
Several storm systems over southwest Minnesota Saturday resulted in severe weather that downed trees, flattened crops and damaged property. Some areas of the county were affected worse than others by the storm, which mustered wind gusts up to 70 mph in some areas. But stories were similar in...
A proposed campground east of Luverne can move forward under an amended ordinance passed by county commissioners May 21. Mike Davis and Billy Cowell, both of Luverne, proposed creating a campground along 111st Street southeast of the Luverne City Park in Luverne Township. However, campgrounds weren...
For the first time in decades, a bridge project will be postponed in Rock County because no bids to complete the work were received. “Everyone is booked through October,” County Engineer Mark Sehr told commissioners May 21. The notice to construct a new bridge on County Road 52 over the Burlington...

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