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The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots were represented by five athletes competing in three events at the Minnesota Class A State Track and Field Championships. The annual event showcasing the top high school track and field athletes from around Minnesota was staged at Hamline University in St. Paul June...
Nine Luverne Middle-High School students earned trips or were named alternates to the national FCCLA convention in Anaheim, California, this summer. The students (from left) include Adriana Gonzalez, Parker Carbonneau, Ross Bergman, Courtney Wendland, Mikayla Wiederhoeft, Zoe DeBates, Jacinda Hustoft, Carissa Cunningham and Lindsey Roemeling.
Twenty-six Luverne Middle-High School students were among nearly 1,000 youth who attended the Minnesota Family, Career and Community Leaders (FCCLA) state conference March 28-30 in Bloomington. The leadership conference featured competitions, awards, leadership training sessions and motivational...
Gov. Tim Walz signed legislation that allows school districts to count snow days as instructional time without loss of state funding. However many districts, including Luverne, are opting not to use the pass, since they will still be required to pay staff for the contracted school days. In Luverne’...
Luverne High School students and staff assemble for a pep fest Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 26, in honor of the school’s Mock Trial team’s fifth consecutive berth in the state Mock Trial Tournament Feb. 28-March 1. Coach Jason Berghorst explains the uniqueness of the extracurricular activity in which team scores are not disclosed during the contest, only at the end of the trial.
Luverne wrapped up the 2019 Mock Trial season with its fifth-consecutive trip to the state tournament. Team results have not been released, but two individuals were recognized for their performance at the Duluth tournament on Feb. 28-March 1. Senior Jessica Anderson was named All-State Attorney and...
Income for Rock County Opportunities Inc. community-based services has declined more than $60,000 in the year after the state implemented a $20 million reduction in funding. RCO Executive Director Elizabeth Schear reported the loss to county commissioners at their Sept. 5 meeting. The reduced...
Jacob Raak, reserve champion Aryshire cow.
Rock County 4-H’ers joined representatives from the state’s 87 counties to exhibit 2,843 animals during this year’s Minnesota State Fair livestock encampment Aug. 23-27. Five local 4-H’ers received champion or reserve champion honors during the event. They are Justin Mente, champion cow/calf pair...
Alexandra Hartman, purple ribbon cat project grades 9+.
Conference judging is used at the Minnesota State Fair to determine ribbon placings for purple, blue, red and white. A purple ribbon is the highest ranking given by judges in the general project area.Two Rock County 4-H’ers earned purple ribbons during their general project encampment.Receiving...
This sign is posted on the Rock County Courthouse door alerting residents of possible delays in the licensing center.
Nearly a month after the state’s Driver and Vehicle Services updated its computer mainframe, local residents are still waiting for business to return to normal. “We are at about 20 percent functionality,” said Rock County’s Auditor-Treasurer Ashley Kurtz last week. “With all the different types of...
Luverne High School seniors (from left) Dylan Thorson, Samantha Ykema, Marisol Hartshorn and Knute Oldre will participate Saturday in the 2017 Minnesota State High School League Speech Tournament. Together the group has 10 years of state tournament experience.
With a combined 10 state tournament appearances to date, four of Luverne’s senior speech students are determined to make the best of their last meet. When Marisol Hartshorn, Samantha Ykema, Knute Oldre and Dylan Thorson compete Saturday at the Class A 2017 Minnesota State High School Speech...
The Luverne boys’ hockey team punched their ticket to the Minnesota State Class A Boys’ Hockey Tournament for the second time in school history at the Lund Center on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus in St. Peter March 1. The Cardinals defeated Marshall 5-1 to complete a three-game run through the...

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