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For Rock County communities outside of Luverne, preliminary property tax levies ranged from zero to 10.1 percent. On Sept. 30 cities, counties, townships, school districts and special taxing districts in Minnesota must submit preliminary 2016 tax levy amounts to county auditors. Each entity will...
A woolly caterpillar provides added enjoyment of picking out pumpkins for siblings Bergen and Adam Ask along with six black kittens with one getting some attention from Rebecca Arendt.
For almost two decades the Drost family has invited visitors to their farm south of Luverne. On Monday and Tuesday children and their families were allowed to pick a pumpkin during a Luverne Community Education event. The patch is open to the general public. "It's fun," said Deb Drost as she helped...
Newly crowned king Cole Bosch and queen Morgan Haugen.
Luverne High School seniors Cole Bosch and Morgan Haugen were crowned the 2015-16 Homecoming king and queen Monday night, Sept 28, during the school’s coronation ceremony in the elementary gymnasium. Other king candidates were Jack Baustian, Nicholas Overgaard, Connor Sandbulte and Erik Tofteland,...
Luverne’s Tri-State Band Festival parade and field competitions unfolded under perfect weather conditions Saturday with plenty of blue skies, sunshine and warm breezes. Now in its 65th year, Luverne's Tri-State Band Festival is the longest-running marching band festival in the region. The annual...
Sept. 29 is the day the Good Samaritan Society was founded more than 90 years ago, and it’s the day the organization celebrates its mission: “To take care of the whole person, body and soul.” Locally several volunteers celebrated Founders Day by supporting 25 area seniors with free CO detectors and...
Rock County 4-H’ers earned champion herdsmanship honors at the 2015 Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show Sept. 17-21 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Pictured are (front, from left) Andrea Severtson, Thea Richards, Meranda Fick, Annaliese Braucht, Kallie Chapa, (back) Lizzie Chapa, Adam Fodness, Joni Vander Beek and Grace Homer.
The eight-member Rock County delegation to the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show earned champion herdsmanship honors during the Sept. 17-21 event. Competing in the large county category, Rock County was one of 27 counties competing in the finals with a perfect 500 score, according to Tim Bonham, who...
Tommy Norman (far left) is the 2015 cow/calf champion showman at the Minnesota State Fair with Ellen Dahl (far right) earning third place. Pictured (from left) are Norman, Lowell Jauert, Diane Kennedy, Mark Dahl and Dahl.
Fifty-four Rock County 4-H’ers advanced to the 2015 Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul Aug. 24-Sept. 7. Several 4-H’ers were singled out for outstanding projects in the livestock and non-livestock areas. Earning a purple ribbon, the highest placing for the non-livestock projects at the state level,...
The Shopko Foundation recently donated $500 to the Rock Area Kids Against Hunger to support the upcoming food-packing event Nov. 5 and 6. Pictured are (from left) Shopko employees Liz Merson and Mindy VanderPoel, Shopko Store Manager Linda Lynch, and Kids Against Hunger volunteers Stacy Schepel, Becky Ossefoort and Pastor Dorie Hall.
The 2015 Rock Area Kids Against Hunger Food Packing Event will be Nov. 5 and 6 in the Luverne High School gym. Students from Luverne, Southwest Christian High School, Edgerton Christian Elementary and Hills-Beaver Creek will pack food for the local food banks and for people around the world. During...
Commissioners set the Rock County preliminary levy at 3.88 percent during action taken at their Sept. 22 meeting. The increase means an additional $194,145 from taxpayers in 2016. “We don’t have a choice in a lot of things,” said Commissioner Stan Williamson. Two areas prompted the commissioners to...
Several local volunteer models were recruited to wear the vintage Hinkly family clothing during the Sept. 24 Hinkly House Style and Trunk Show. Pictured on the Hinkly House porch are (in front) Lydia Jarchow, (second row, from left) Elizabeth Wagner, Jan Brandenburg, Christina Wagner, Anja Jarchow, Shirley Harrison, (back) Linda Iverson, Suanne Ohme and Jill Wagner.
Volunteers at the historic Hinkly House in Luverne have been playing dress-up with the wardrobes of the Hinkly family members. On Thursday, Sept. 24, vintage clothing items from the 1800s and 1900s were dusted off and displayed at a “Style and Trunk Show.” It was the second year for the event,...

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