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A.C.E. of SW Minnesota (A.C.E.) offers Respite Care services right here in Rock County. Our Respite program offers short-term (1-3 hours), temporary care for families and caregivers by providing a brief period of reprieve from the daily cares they provide to their loved one. Our volunteers provide...
The Helping Building Communities Stronger (HBCS) club will meet later this month to plan the 2021 Friendship Days. “There are never enough hands,” said HBCS president Howard Vis. The planning meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday, March 29, at the Hills Legion Hall. Vis made the announcement at the March 9...
The Rock County Historical Society Board of Directors has authorized the reforming of the Rock County Hall of Fame Committee, and new members are sought for input. The purpose of the committee is to recognize the accomplishments of the many men and women —great and near-great — who at one time in...
Mallory Thorson paints between the ladder rungs.
Unbeknownst to incoming Luverne High School senior Rylee Gee and Southwest MN CEO student, the fourth grade valentine box she made from metal led to the creation of a business seven years later. Gee’s business called “OG Metal Design” was one of 13 showcased Wednesday night, June 17, ending the...
“I really miss seeing those people.”  That’s how Luverne’s Dolly Talbert described being away from her volunteer work at the Sanford Luverne Clinic since March.   “I really enjoy working at the front desk, greeting all the people who come in,” Talbert says. “It’s fun to see so many people,...
Twenty individuals will be selected for a unique law enforcement experience if they apply before March 6. The first Rock County Sheriff’s Office citizens’ academy will familiarize selected members of the public with the day-to-day operations of a peace officer. This is the first citizens’ academy...
More than a dozen people gathered early Monday morning to assemble the 110 flags needed for the Avenue of Flags and Memorial Day ceremony at Maplewood Cemetery near Luverne. Thirty-five flags were displayed at St. Catherine Cemetery in preparation for the Monday afternoon service.
  In under an hour, more than a dozen volunteers unpacked, fastened and placed 145 American flags at sunrise Monday in honor of Memorial Day. The early morning hour didn’t bother those who showed up, including the four Sasker siblings as they quickly snapped the flags onto the metal poles and...
For years Rock County residents could count on the public transportation network for a ride. For rides outside the network area, United Community Action Partnership would rely on a group of volunteer drivers. However, a federal law has caused the volunteer drivers to quit in the past two months. “...
The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging Inc. will once again be assisting Medicare beneficiaries with their 2017 Medicare plan research and enrollment.  Trained volunteers will be available by appointment in Luverne at Poplar Creek Assisted Living. To schedule an appointment, call the Senior...
Students pack ingredients during the 2015 event in Luverne.
The 2016 Rock Area Kids Against Hunger Food Packing Event will be from 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, through 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in the Luverne High School gym. Students from four area school districts, community members, faith community members, leaders, businesses and others will pack food for...

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