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Rock’s Robotics, the county’s 4-H robotics team, will be competing at the state tournament in late January 2016. Members competing at the regional qualifier were Zoe Perkins, Cassie Chesley, Brandon Berghorst, Zoey Berghorst, Carter Abels, coach Randy Berghorst, Alex Dysthe, Quentin Johnson, coach Jason Braucht, Burke Johnson, Ethan Braucht and Leif Tollefson.
Rock’s Robotics will be the first Rock County 4-H robotics team to compete at the First Lego League’s Championships. The event takes place in late January 2016. Earlier this month the 10-member local team participated in the regional FLL qualifying event at Augustana University in Sioux Falls,...
The following is a list of obituaries that appeared in the Rock County Star Herald in 2015. December 2014 Dec. 10: Gerald Moose, 89, Pipestone. Dec. 12: Verona Engebretson, 91, Andover. Dec. 27: Lois Lorenzen, 83, Jasper. Dec. 28: Jane DeBoer, 80, Steen. Dec. 30: Donald Hansen, 92, Hardwick.  ...
The following is a list of the birth announcements that were submitted for publication in the Rock County Star Herald during 2015. November 2014 Nov. 29: Monti and Shannon Ossenfort, Foxboro, Mass., a girl, Finley Betti.   December 2014 Dec. 5: Chad and Brianne (Cronin) Hegseth, Wahpeton, N.D., a...
St. Catherine Catholic Church 203 E. Brown St., Luverne St. Catherine Ph.: 283-8502 St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellsworth Thursday, Dec. 24: 4:30 p.m. St. Catherine Christmas Eve mass. 7:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Christmas Eve mass. Friday, Dec. 25: 9 a.m. Christmas Day Mass at St. Catherine. Sunday, Dec....
Since Greta VanDerBrink took the reins as Rock County RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) coordinator 13 years ago, the program has grown to be the largest and most successful in the seven-county area.
"As one person, I cannot change the world, but I can change the world for one person.” Greta VanDerBrink said this quote by Paul Shane Spear captures the essence of her work matching volunteers with people who need help. “This has been one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made,” said VanDerBrink...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on December 1, 1922:   600 POUNDS OF FISH TAKEN FROM RIVER WITH SPEARS   Two Luverne Fishermen Make Record Haul from Rock River in 2 ½ Hours—All Carp   Substituting spears for fish poles, two Rock county disciples of Isaac Walton pulled out of Rock...
Harper Renken plays with shaving cream with her dad, TJ Renken, during the Rock County Children’s Fair Thursday at the Luverne Elementary commons.
More than 130 children and adults attended the Rock County Children’s Fair Thursday at the Luverne Elementary School commons. “It was the first time at a new date,” said Karen Willers with the Rock County Early Childhood Initiative, which sponsored the event. The event is designed to let families...
Stephanie Pierce (left) is the 2015 Big Buddy of the Year. She is pictured with her current Little Buddy, Ella Van Wyhe.
Steen’s Marilyn Van Wyhe used three simple words to describe her granddaughter Ella’s feelings toward her Big Buddy Stephanie Pierce. “She loves her.” In addition to the feelings from the Luverne Elementary fourth-grader, those within the Big Buddies of Rock County Program think so too and recently...
Heavy dirt-moving equipment builds six basins on 40 to 50 acres of Jason Fick's land west of Luverne along County Road 5 to hold back floodwater and release it slowly during heavy rain events. This photograph was taken Nov. 2.
Jason Fick considers himself a conscientious farmer who takes care of his land. That’s why he was so disappointed when last year’s flooding washed topsoil from his fields into the ditch. Fick said he knew some of his land was vulnerable to erosion, so he’d done some tiling and left some of the...

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