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Six Rock County 4-H’ers attend camp Six Rock County 4-H’ers participated in “Minnesota Adventure,” a three-day camp at Lake Shetek north of Slayton. Campers included Colton Buchholz, Caylix Buchholz and Joshua Luitjens. Camp counselors included Mazzi Moore, Andrea Luitjens and Zach Uhl. More than...
At the Red Wing summer conference of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, Executive Director Bradley Peterson presents the President’s Award to Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian, who served the year as the president of the state organization.
Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian was honored with the President’s Award from the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) on July 28 during the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Red Wing. The award marks the culmination of Baustian’s tenure as president of the CGMC. During his year-long term...
CGMC President Pat Baustian presents Luverne City Administrator John Call with the prestigious Bob Filsen Award for Distinguished Rural Leadership at the CGMC summer conference in Red Wing in July. Call, who is retiring from his position with the city of Luverne in December, was recognized for his work with the CGMC in promoting rural small city policy issues and for the contributions he has made to the CGMC during his career.
Luverne City Administrator John Call received the Bob Filson Award for Distinguished Rural Leadership on July 28 at the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities’ three-day summer conference in Red Wing. The award is given upon retirement to CGMC city staff members who have been actively engaged in...
New class ideas or requests for specific Luverne Community Education classes can be directed to Lisa Nath at li.nath@isd2184.net or 507- 283-4724. Instructors with details for classes they’d like to teach or updates for classes they’re teaching should e-mail Dana Hoogedoorn, da.hoogendoorn@isd2184....
In the national news we continue to hear about the drought and extreme heat in the southern plains and western states, while the focus has been excess rain and flooding in places like Kentucky and the St. Louis area. Even in the Upper Midwest there is a wide range of soil moisture and crop...
The GSP Tractor Pull returns this year to the grandstand lineup Thursday night.
The 2022 Rock County Fair will offer a mix of old favorites, the return of popular attractions that were new last year and a list of new events and activities. For example, Dairyland Donkeyball, with “celebrity” donkey races, will feature teams of local businesses, government offices, organizations...
Keagan Jessen, an incoming eighth-grader at Luverne Middle School, is the only 4-H sheep exhibitor at this year’s Rock County Fair that opens Wednesday. This is Jessen’s fifth year exhibiting at the Rock County Fair. The sheep show is at 1 p.m. Thursday.
Keagan Jessen, 13, is carrying on a family 4-H tradition of sheep showing at the Rock County Fair, his fifth year. He has taken his sheep to the Minnesota State Fair each year, and it appears he has a lock on a state trip this year as well. The son of Matt and Trisha Jessen is the only Rock County...
Rock County conveyed a tax-forfeited commercial property to the city of Hills to be used for community purposes. The city received $100,000 from the Rock County commissioners July 19 to renovate the building’s four units into spaces for individual child care businesses.
Rock County commissioners granted $100,000 to the city of Hills to remodel a former commercial building into a child care facility. “My goal is that we can have someone run a day care with no overhead,” Hills Mayor Keith Elbers told commissioners at their July 19 meeting. In May the county approved...
Local leaders interested in running for office can throw their hats in the ring starting next week. The filing period is Aug. 2 through 16 for open seats on school boards, all Rock County municipalities (except Luverne) and townships that hold their elections in November. School Board candidates...
Rock County Agricultural Society member Brad Beers (right) slides a livestock fan into place in the swine barn Monday afternoon in preparation for the 2022 Rock County Fair. The brackets were designed and built by Dean Wenzel (left).
For several consecutive years, Dean “Iron Man” Wenzel has completed welding projects for the Rock County Fairgrounds. This year he designed and welded brackets for the livestock fans to circulate air through the swine, sheep and cattle barns. Wenzel’s first projects were in 2017 when he designed...

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