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Natalie Stange gets a feel for what cows eat.
Jay and Peter Bakken of Blac-X Farms near Beaver Creek hosted a stop on the 2016 Ag United South Dakota Farms After 5 Tour on Tuesday, July 19.  The event, which attracted 50 interested citizens from the tri-state area, was designed to provide basic farm information for those who were unfamiliar...
By 2019 road conditions in southwest Minnesota will be the state’s worst. That’s according to Rhonda Allis of the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Allis, a principal planner for MnDOT’s District 7, presented that information and the district’s 10-year road improvement plan to Rock County...
Moriah Flanagan
Moriah Flanagan and 27 other outstanding Minnesota 4-H youth have been selected as Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors for 2016-17. Elected through a meticulous selection process by 4-H adults and youth, this year’s group of state ambassadors will serve as spokespeople for the youth development...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on July 18, 1924:   Continued from last week:   ROCK COUNTY AS IT WAS FIFTY ODD YEARS AGO   During the Autumn of 1866, Nathan C Estey and James Johnson, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, visited the county for the purpose of selecting claims on the un-surveyed...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on July 18, 1924:   ROCK COUNTY AS IT WAS FIFTY ODD YEARS AGO   Being a Paper on Pioneer Life as Read by Representative J.N. Jacobson at Hills Old Settler’s Re-Union   Permanent settlement began in the southwest corner of the county in 1876. A few...
Danette Leenderts received a grand champion ribbon in food review with a “Candy Land” table setting and meal.
Rock County 4-H conducted their annual Presentation Night on Thursday, July 7, with members participating in performing arts, demonstrations, foods review and club banner judging.   This year performances included piano, clarinet solos, a clarinet and guitar duet and a drum solo piece. Participants...
The Beaver Creek Watershed is now considered a priority in terms of federal funds to control erosion. That’s good news for 43 flood repair projects on eroded agricultural land according to a June 20 work group meeting at the Rock County Land Management Office. Since the 2014 flood events, the...
Luverne City Council members took action at their June 14 meeting to accept a grant of $37,062 that will help fund a project to prevent drinking water contamination. Storm damage to the Rock River in recent years has created a potential water path toward an abandoned city dump. Doug Bos of the Rock...
Makayla Oechsle colors a blue band around her Styrofoam cup that will be used as a pot to grow a vegetable or a flower at Friday’s 4-H day camp.
Former Rock County 4-H’er Cheyenne Edmundson was right at home Friday coordinating the first of two summer day camps. As this year’s summer intern, Edmundson sees her position not just as a job but a way to repay an organization she credits for cultivating the focus and passion for agriculture...
More than 950 luminary bags lined Luverne City Park Friday night for the 16th annual Relay for Life of Rock County. The bags were decorated with messages in memory or in honor of someone with cancer.
Efforts to revitalize fundraising for cancer research may have wilted Friday as the Relay for Life of Rock County fell short of surpassing last year’s amount. As of Monday, the group of 11 teams comprising 126 individuals raised $27,784 with some donations still expected. “We are confident we will...

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