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The Beaver Creek High School Class of 1965 gathered for a picture at the fire hall in Beaver Creek while attending the burger and brat feed hosted by the Beaver Creek Fire Department on Sunday, June 28. This was the last class to graduate from Beaver Creek. Pictured are (from left) Eunice Dunn, Chuck Robison, Margaret (Eleeson) Ellefson, Ron Harnack, Joel Tofteland, Lynn (Lundstra) Crawford, Marlys Rauk, Janet (Sandstede) Harnack and Rollie Crawford.
  This past weekend the Beaver Creek High School Class of ’65 recognized 50 years since the final high school graduation took place at BCHS  in 1965. The Beaver Creek and Hills schools consolidated the next year.  Prior to the official reunion on Saturday night, many graduates gathered at the...
  Mike Schneider and his Pint Size Polkas perform at the Rock County Community Library Monday night. Families and children of all ages discovered the fun of polka music in the program, which was free, thanks to a Minnesota Library Legacy grant.  
  Singers, musicians, comedians and entertainers of all ages are encouraged to sign up for the 14th annual Rock County Fair Amateur Talent Contest. The event will be Wednesday night, July 29, at the historic Palace Theatre in Luverne. Prizes of $100, $75 and $50 are awarded to the top three winners...
Samantha McGaffee participates in the Bean Bag Tournament Saturday, June 13.
The population of Hills swelled over the weekend to welcome hundreds of visitors for the town’s celebration of its 125th anniversary. The quasquicentennial party was timed with the town’s annual Friendship Days weekend, so there were the usual parades, games, food vendors and festivities. In...
  Rock County residents may have noticed a unique-looking vehicle slowly driving down local streets this week. A team of five vehicles, each with a 360-degree camera and laser scanner mounted on the top, were in the area collecting imagery for Bing StreetSide, a Microsoft program that allows people...
  The class of 1985 met for its 30th class reunion Saturday, June 6, at the Howling Dog in Luverne. Attending the reunion were (front row, left) Laura Herman Beem, Connie Murphy VandeVelde, Ellen Jarchow Moritz; (second) Jeff Hicks, Troy Vink, Mary Nelson Thies, Scott Wessels, Barb Ehlers Austin,...
  10 years ago (2005) •It’s been just one year since Total Card Inc. started operating in the former Tri-State Insurance building in Luverne. On May 17, 2004, the business started up with 26 employees. It now boasts a workforce of 107 and will have 140 by mid-June.   25 years ago (1990) •...
    The Rock County chapter of Pheasants Forever was recently recognized for its efforts to reinvest more than $1 million in local wildlife habitat. Pictured during an April meeting are (front, from left) Steve Heitkamp, Darrin Kindt, Pheasants Forever regional field representative Matt...
Marty Fick with bike repairman Ken Petersen.
  Area students wrapped up their school year with an annual lesson on bike safety this spring, thanks to volunteers with local civic groups. Luverne Rotary Club members donated bike helmets to Luverne third-graders on April 27 when Keith Aanenson also provided a bike safety presentation. Then on...
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