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Margaret Hoh
Margaret Hoh Margaret J. Hoh, 93, Luverne, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. A funeral service was Saturday, Oct. 19, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Margaret Anderson was born on Nov. 20, 1925, to Tobias and...
Rock County Commissioners approved a preliminary levy increase of 5.41 percent or an additional $317,500 at their Sept. 24 meeting. The additional levy, for taxes payable in 2020, will provide $100,000 to the highway department for road and bridge repairs, an additional $82,600 to health and human...
Workers with the Rock County Highway Department haul and pack gravel on the shoulder of County Road 8, northeast of Luverne. Floodwaters from the Rock River poured over the roadway Sept. 11 causing shoulder erosion. More than $283,000 in damages was experienced in the county from the one-day event.
Rock County officials experienced a feeling of déjà vu when tallying public infrastructure damage from the Sept. 11 flood event. The total was $283,000. A similar flood event on June 20 caused an estimated $280,000 in damages across the county. Commissioners signed a resolution declaring a state of...
Kurt Petersen
Kurt Harold Petersen, 92, Luverne, died Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at the Sanford Luverne Hospital. A funeral service was Saturday, Sept. 21 at the St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Kurt Petersen was born on Jan. 5, 1927, to Ferdinand and...
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...

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