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Donkeys and their jockeys stole the show at the 2022 Rock County Fair, which took place over four days last week. There were 10, five-person teams signed up ahead of time, and organizers said they turned away latecomers who still wanted to join. As it turned out, the Celebrity Donkey Races drew...
Mark Schettler serves up his People’s Choice winning ribs to judges Mira Uithoven (front) and her mother, Marilyn Uithoven.
There were five total grillers in the competition. The other two were Cory Danneman and Tom Strassburg.
In 1930 Urquhart Motor Co. was located in what is now Camelot Apartments on Maple Street. The second floor was a repair shop that used an elevator to move cars upstairs.
Herman Motors is observing its 90th year in business and will host an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the dealership on South Highway 75. There will be food, inflatables, door prizes and cruise-in with Ford or Ford-powered vehicles. The public is welcome to attend. The...
Don Sina snaps a picture of her daughter Dakota (holding her Hereford heifer) and her son Daniel after Friday’s beef show at the Rock County Fair.
Preparations are underway for the 2023 Rock County Fair, just days after the finish of the 2022 event. Rock County Agricultural Society President Adam Kinsinger said fair board members spent Monday night cleaning the grounds and reflecting on this year’s four-day event. “This year was pretty...
Funding for Luverne’s day care center in the former Tri-State Building may be on the horizon, according to an announcement from U.S. Sen. Tina Smith's office Friday. She said the Senate Agriculture Committee has awarded the project more than $2.6 million through congressionally directed spending...
The Rock County Planning and Zoning Commission approved a variance Monday night for Chantel Connell to build additional living quarters on her property on North River Road. Luverne Township ordinance requires that new construction be set back 30 feet from backyard property lines, and Connell...
Open Class participants at the Rock County Fair receiving champion or reserve champion ribbons were photographed Friday afternoon near the Ida Reverts Memorial Hall. Those on hand for the photo include (front, from left) Alena Sandbulte, Larissa Steinhoff, Ashlyn Johnson, Taedra McKenzie, Kinser Klosterbuer, Calla Thone, Cambrie Bork, Brynlie Bork, (inset) Trinley Vanderburg, (middle) Tashia Siebenahler, Heather Johnson, Dawn Vander Beek, Deb Van Heerde, Marcia Essman, Dorral Kramer Guzman, Becky Ossefoort,
The results reported for the Open Class competition at the 2022 Rock County Fair are as follows: Floral •Best of Show: Taedra McKenzie. •Reserve: Cambrie Bork. •Champions: Aisha Porter, Jackie Gyberg, Lynda Van Ruler, Becky Ossefoort. •Reserve: Judy Knutson, Betty Leuthold, Lynette Jauert. •Youth...
Minnwest Bank market president Isaac DeBoer is no longer part of the organization following a July 13 departure. DeBoer began his tenure with Minnwest in 1998 as an agricultural loan officer trainee. Since that time, he has held the positions of AVP/ag loan officer and vice president/senior ag loan...
The July 28 Rock County Star Herald incorrectly reported that the mayor’s seat in Hills is open for election this year. In fact, Mayor Keith Elbers’ term does not run out until the end of year 2024, as the position is a four-year term. We regret the error. The Star Herald strives for fairness and...

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