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Submitted photo The Livewires 4-H Club’s banner “Improve your ‘selfie’ with 4-H” earns a grand champion ribbon. Presenting their idea to judge Joyce Soderholm are (from left) Hannah Kruse, Leah Kruse, Megan Popkes, Dalton Popkes, (standing) Karly Kruse, Claire Popkes and Sage VerSteeg.
  Rock County 4-H conducted their annual Presentation Night on Monday, July 6, with members participating in performing arts, demonstrations, foods review and club banner judging. This year’s performing arts performances included piano, clarinet, flute, saxophone and vocal selections, as well as a...
  Carla Ennenga shared with the Star Herald this photograph of Ken Vos giving tractor rides around town on Saturday, June 27. “He’s making good use of his retirement time,” she remarked in the email. Vos retired in 2012 from his work as supervisor of the city of Luverne Public Works Department. His...
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...

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