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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...
Don Etrheim
Donald Etrheim Donald Kenneth Etrheim, 90, Jasper, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A funeral service was Saturday, May 25, at the Jasper Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jasper. Burial was in the Jasper City Cemetery. Donald Etrheim was born (and baptized) on...
Rock County Red Arrow recently gave a $1,000 donation to Generations (formerly known as Rock County Senior Citizens) to support the upcoming building project for a new dining and activities center. Pictured are Generations president George Bonnema (from left) and Red Arrow board members Peggy Adams...
A bike trail in memory of Chris Ashby received support last week from Rock County Commissioners. Gene and Barb Ashby of rural Luverne outlined their proposal April 16 during the commissioners’ regular meeting. Commissioners voted 4-0 to allow staff to engineer and research possible funding sources...
Six Rock County 4-H senior members were selected as recipients for the 2019 4-H scholarships. Recipients, 4-H club, sponsor scholarship, and parents are as follows: •Michael Kinsinger; Magnolia Juniors; Teal’s Market and Reisch scholarships; son of Shawn and Teresa Kinsinger, Luverne. •Hannah Kruse...
Arlyn Hemme
Arlyn Hemme Arlyn Calvin “Dutch” Hemme, 91, Luverne, died Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A memorial service was Saturday, April 6, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at the Jasper City Cemetery in Jasper. Arlyn Hemme was born on June 22, 1927,...
Jim Veldkamp (in front with dog, Kayla) is the 2018 Rock County Conservationist of the Year. He operates Veldkamp Farms Inc. with (far left) Ethan and Chyana Kracht, Randy Baden and Joe Buysse.
Sometimes farming is just in a family’s blood. But the preservation of valuable natural resources is a choice, and that choice recently earned Jim Veldkamp and his late wife, JoAnn, recognition as the 2018 Rock County Conservationist of the Year. The recognition was through the Minnesota...
Murray County Commissioners joined Rock County in opposing the distribution of $3 million in Southern Prairie Community Care (SPCC) assets to a private health care insurance provider. Both counties are members of SPCC, an integrated health partnership that sought for seven years to improve health...

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