September 2019

Five Rock County 4-H’ers competed in the Minnesota State 4-H Western Heritage contest this summer in Pipestone. The 4-H’ers competed in several events. The results included: •Senior pen to pen, Joni Vander Beek and Kennedy Safer, seventh out of 25 teams. •Intermediate pen to pen, Gavin Johnson and...
Hills-Beaver Creek School Board met in special session Monday night to review the result of an $8.035 million bond refinance. Matthew Hammer, a municipal advisor with Ehlers Inc. of Roseville, delivered the results of the Monday’s bond sale to the board. “We have good news,” He said. “This is...
Dispatch report Sept. 20 •Complainant on Mead Court requests transportation assistance. •Complainant on W. Dodge Street reported a possible runaway. •Complainant reported property found in Veterans Park. •Complainant on E. Veterans Drive reported theft. •Complainant requested a background check for...
Students at both Luverne Elementary and Luverne Middle-High School  met at the flagpoles of their respective schools Wednesday morning, Sept. 25, along with thousands of other students around the country for a national “See You at the Pole” time of prayer. The student-led grass-roots movement,...
Denny Reese (left) and Chuck Egland chop silage Monday afternoon east of Hardwick where yield is reported to be lighter than normal. Several times this summer corn stalks and leaves were bent and/or shredded from high winds and heavy rains. According to the USDA crop progress and condition report...
Luverne Schools Superintendent Craig Oftedahl received passing grades during his annual evaluation by School Board members. Each of the seven board members rated Oftedahl on four performance and two professional development goals set last year. Each goal was rated as 1 for unsatisfactory, 2 for...
Meetings Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the new township hall. American Legion Auxiliary will have a special meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Dell Hogan Post. Contact Dianna Tomlinson with questions. Blue Mound Quilters Guild will meet at 6 p.m. Monday...
Rick Petersen
It’s been a while since Grandma Mary and I watched the granddaughters for an overnight stint. The granddaughters’ mom and dad were headed to Minneapolis to celebrate their wedding anniversary and take in a Vikings game, so Mary and I were recruited for overnight childcare duties at their home in...
Dispatch report Sept. 13 •Report of road closed at location on County Road 1, east of Highway 75 to County Road 9. •Complainant on Redbird Drive reported kids riding through the flood waters near location. •Report of road closed at location on County Road 58, from Highway 75 to 150th near Steen. •...
10 years ago (2009) •First- and second-graders at Luverne Elementary have unearthed a stone in the playground that has even the grownups scratching their heads. Elementary boys were playing with trucks and tractors in the dirt along the fence line where the playground slopes downhill to the west....

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