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Sioux Valley Energy CEO Tim McCarthy (left) and Operation Round Up Chairman Greg Benda present a $5,000 check Friday to Trenton Bass (holding check), Jeff Bass, Missy Bass and Heather Erickson, who support families experiencing life-changing events.
Sioux Valley Energy recently donated $5,000 toward the $135,000 fundraising goal to remodel the former grain elevator office in Hills into the “Team E Fieldhouse.” The funds from Sioxu Valley Energy will support work on the multi-use facility that will house equipment, a public weight-lifting space...
The Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne has been recognized with the Pinnacle Customer Experience Award, through Pinnacle Quality Insight. The company helps senior care providers improve patient experience and retain employees through survey platforms. The Luverne Veterans Home “customer experience...
Luverne City Council members at their March 23 meeting adopted a resolution to issue and sell $6,460,000 in general obligation bonds. Of that, more than 75 percent is to finance the pool expansion and renovation project and the rest is to refinance an existing 2012 bond issue for Highway 75 water...
The number of new livestock facilities built locally in 2020 increased over the previous year. However, the increase is attributed to the cattle industry rather than the hog industry. Doug Bos, assistant director of Rock County’s Land Management Office, briefed county commissioners of the shift...
Local corn and soybean yields improved in 2020 by double-digit margins over the 2019 growing season, according to final county estimates released recently by USDA officials. Local yields also topped the state averages. Rock County corn production averaged 196.4 bushels per acre for 2020, up from...
Cory Schmuck
Cory Schmuck of Luverne will become the new director of buildings and grounds at Luverne Public Schools later this month. Luverne School Board members approved his hire at their March 25 regular monthly meeting. Schmuck graduated from LHS in 1992 and attended South Dakota State University in...
Luverne City Council members approved a series of resolutions at their March 23 meeting related to the Town Square development on South Highway 75 and Hatting Street. •They named Midwest Sustainable Consulting LLC as the developer of record for the Towne Square project, which will initially consist...
Nearly 30 percent of Rock County residents have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. On Wednesday a second-dose clinic was offered for K-12 staff at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne, and 165 first-dose appointments were added to this clinic.   Jason Kloss of Southwest Health and Human...
Sue Stueven said she fell in love with her Babydoll sheep due to the wooly teddy bear appearance and perpetual smiles the animals have on their faces, as demonstrated by recent newborn Olive. Monday, as temperatures rose into the mid 70s, the youngsters and their moms were let out of the barn at...
The Hills-Beaver Creek Secondary School was named Robot Design Champion at the First LEGO League challenge competition March 13 in Sioux Falls. Judges selected the H-BC team named H.E.L.P. Heroes for their innovation in designing their LEGO robot named Pistachio. “This team used outstanding...

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