September 2020

Vander Pol Excavating out of Orange City, Iowa, has been laying concrete over the past several days on the Luverne Loop Trail near the city park. Phase 3 of the trail crosses East Main Street on the west side of the Rock River Bridge and follows the Redbird Field driveway and through green space...
Meetings Grief Support Group will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting Sept. 24, at Sanford Luverne for five weeks. Preregister at Sanford Hospice Luverne, 507-283-1805.  Library book sale starts Wednesday Friends of the Rock County Library will conduct their annual book sale beginning at...
Dispatch report Sept. 11 •Complainant reported theft. •Driving complaint was reported eastbound on Interstate 90, Highway 75 off-ramp, Luverne. •Complainant on 81st Street, Beaver Creek, reported a homeless individual walking. Sept. 12 •Suspicious activity was reported on W. Bishop Street. •...
Meetings Battle Plain Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the home of Mark Vander Pol. Caregivers Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 319 E. Lincoln in Luverne for anyone interested. Call Linda Wenzel at 283-5064. Town and Country Garden Club will meet at...
Jason Berghorst
Last week I stepped back in time. I only went six months back in time, but it felt like so much farther.  As we started the new school year, I turned on my classroom flat-panel display. It’s a large TV/computer screen that I use to teach every day.  When I turned on the screen for the first time...
10 years ago (2010) •The rich aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans wafts through the halls and work areas of Rock County Opportunities Inc. in Luverne. RCO, which provides employment for adults with disabilities, is now packaging its own brand of coffee. “Buffalo Joe Coffee Beans” will soon be...
Aug. 24      Worthington (H)      6-1 (W) Aug. 27      at Pipestone            6-1 (W) Aug. 31      Pipestone (H)         7-0 (W) Sept. 3       at Worthington        6-1 (W) Sept. 10     at Marshall              5-2 (W) Sept. 12     at St. James             2-5 (L) Sept. 14     Marshall (H...
Keeping at least a six-foot distance, parents and students visit with teachers in front of the Hills-Beaver Creek High School Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 2, in an outdoor open house.
Teachers at Hills-Beaver Creek High School lined the front lawn Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 2, for a three-hour outdoor open house to kick off the school year. It was a chance for students to pick up Chromebooks and class schedules and reconnect with advisory teachers. The face-to-face, socially...
Schools in Rock County resumed classes Tuesday, and that means student pedestrians will be crossing streets and driveways, and school buses will be present for pickups and drop-offs. What that means for the rest of us, especially the motoring public, is that we need to be hyper-vigilant in school...
Dispatch report Aug. 28 •Complainant on W. Mead Court reported harassing communications. •Complainant on W. Main Street reported fire extinguisher on the side of the road. •Complainant on N. Freeman Avenue and W. Warren Street reported a revoked driver. •Possible impaired driver reported eastbound...

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