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Pictured Thursday, Aug. 20, at the high school open house are (from left) Donna Burgers, Zach Wagenaar, Alli LaRock, Marilyn Nelson and Glenda Kuehl selling Spirit Scarves.
  Glenda Kuehl and Marilyn Nelson have been gathering in Nelson’s home every Friday evening since February to make red, white and blue Hills-Beaver Creek “Spirit Scarves.” Nelson said, “Glenda is 90 percent responsible for the scarves and I am 3 percent. We want the people in the community to...
  Eight new teachers are joining the staff in Adrian schools this fall. Pictured are (front, from left) Connie Vreeman, third grade; Summer Phelps, first grade; Kayla De Jong, school psychologist; Sharyn Story, counselor; (back, from left) Dustin Boyum, music; Neal Mulder, industrial technology;...
  Eight new teachers are joining the staff in Adrian schools this fall. Pictured are (front, from left) Connie Vreeman, third grade; Summer Phelps, first grade; Kayla De Jong, school psychologist; Sharyn Story, counselor; (back, from left) Dustin Boyum, music; Neal Mulder, industrial technology;...
Participants who received Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion ribbons in Open Class competition at the fair were invited to pose for a photograph Friday afternoon near the Floral Hall. Those available for the photo include (front, from left) Will Bergman, Ashton Sandbulte, Cayd Den Herder, Lorraine Stoel, Julia Ferguson, Shelbie Nath, Heather Johnson, Morgan Sauer, (back) Lori Witte, Andrew Prekker, Eric Fick, Mary Lutmer, Shirley Connor, Patty Kienholz and Alyssa Kienholz. Grand Champion winner Jayda
  Following are the results reported for Open Class competition at the 2015 Rock County Fair:   Floral category: •Best of show, Lorraine Stoel; reserve, Eileen Hemme; •Champions: Kellie Hellerud, Kristin Suhr, LaVonne Hanson, Margie Baker. •Reserve champions: Eileen Hemme (3); Shirley Connor. •...
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...

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