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  • By Lori Sorenson
    June 19, 2024
    When George Bonnema died Dec. 26, 2023, community members reflected on his spirit of giving and the positive impact he had on those around him. The list was long and expansive, as people tallied the time and resources Bonnema freely shared through his talents in gardening, landscaping, baking (especially carrot cakes and apple desserts), decorating, mentoring and more. And a common theme was…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    June 19, 2024
    The Hills-Beaver Creek School District is considering optimizing its bond authority to lessen the budget restraints on its current building projects. A public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, June 24, at the district office in Hills. Information about how the district is able to secure up to $3 million for long-term facility maintenance projects within the district will be presented.…
  • By Betty Mann, Rock County Historian
    June 19, 2024
    The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older. The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on June 29, 1944. Observing the 50th anniversary of their marriage here yesterday were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Houg, who for more than a half century have…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    June 19, 2024
    The Hills-Beaver Creek High School FFA Chapter conducted the 2024 awards banquet May 17 at the Steen Reformed Church. Members and others FFA supporters received recognition for their achievements during the 2023-24 school year. The evening ended with the installation of the 2024-25 officers.   Honorary degree An honorary chapter degree was awarded to New Vision Co-op. “New Vision has…
  • June 19, 2024
    Luverne A Honor Roll Quarter 4 Seniors: Morgan Ahrendt, Tyler Arends, Alexsis Berg, Zoey Berghorst, Kayla Bloemendaal, Hailey Boll, Brynn Boyenga, Kai Buss, Cassandra Chesley, Jenna DeBates, Gavin DeBeer, Elliot Domagala, Morgan Hadler, Elle Halverson, Henry Hartquist, Roselynn Hartshorn, Uriel Hernandez, Julia Hoogland, Addison Huiskes, Kira John, Nathan Kinsinger, Spencer Kracht, Jacob…
  • June 19, 2024
    H-BC A Honor Roll Quarter 4 Seniors: Grace Anderson, Lanae Elbers, Sylvia Fick, Alexis Garner Swenson, Cooper Gehrke, Taylor Gehrke, Aiden Kerkhove-Brandt, Tahliya Kruger, Ty Leuthold, Joshua Lohr, Brynn Rauk, Justin Roelfs, Larissa Steinhoff, Avril Susie, Logan Susie, Olivia Susie, Riley Tatge, Joylynn Taubert. Juniors: Beau Bakken, Gracie Fagerness, Harli Rozeboom, Kadence Rozeboom, Bailey…
  • June 12, 2024
    Four area volunteer fire department teams went head-to-head Saturday afternoon in the inaugural Fire Department Water Wars in Hills during Hills Friendship Days activities. Three-man teams from Ashton, Iowa, Rock Rapids, Iowa, Beaver Creek and Hills competed in the double-elimination event. The team of Ty Bundeson, Sawyer Bosch and Logan Suzie fought back through the consolation bracket to take…
  • By Lori Sorenson
    June 12, 2024
    A group of worshippers gathered atop the Blue Mounds State Park Saturday evening for a modern-day version of Christ’s “Sermon on the Mount.” The Rev. Steven Voris of Luverne’s First Presbyterian Church delivered the sermon to a small gathering at Eagle Rock, formerly the state park interpretive center. “Standing on the Blue Mounds, we can see for miles and miles,” he said. “Jesus wants us to…
  • By Lori Sorenson
    June 12, 2024
    Pat Baustian will face two challengers in his bid for re-election as Luverne mayor after Isaac DeBoer and Willy Baker also filed for election to the office of mayor. Dan Nath will also face two challengers for his North Ward seat on the Luverne City Council when he seeks election to a third term. Josh Gangestad and Kenny Rolling also filed for election to the seat. City council member Scott…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    June 12, 2024
    As currently permitted, the local demolition landfill will be full in four years unless an agreement can be reached with state officials to expand the existing facility east of Luverne. Representatives from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and engineers spoke with Rock County Commissioners June 4. Discussion centered on a report by the St. Cloud engineering firm Short Elliot…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 12, 2024
    Dozens of community events and activities are again planned at the Plaza on Main this summer.  They’re organized by the Luverne Initiatives for Tomorrow (LIFT) Plaza Committee with the support of local businesses and organizations.  The Plaza is located at the corner of Main Street and McKenzie Street in downtown Luverne.  Events range from bingo and other games, concerts, story time for kids…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 12, 2024
    Residents of Rock County gathered at the History Center in Luverne Thursday evening, June 6, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion that began the liberation of France and turned the tide of World War II. The program, co-hosted by History Center director Wendel Buys and Chamber director Jane Lanphere, included a slide presentation, video clips, a time of remembrance and…
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    LSS meals at Generations   Monday, June 17: Beef pepper steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas and carrots, bread, oatmeal raisin cookie. Tuesday, June 18: Chicken a la orange, broccoli florets, rice pilaf, pineapple tidbits, dinner roll. Half-Priced Day sponsored by Presbyterian Church. Wednesday, June 19: Closed for Juneteenth holiday. Thursday, June 20: Lemon pepper chicken, brown rice…
  • June 12, 2024
    St. Catherine Catholic Church 203 E. Brown St., Luverne St. Catherine Ph. 283-8502; www.stscl.org Monsignor Gerald Kosse, Pastor Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Mass. Masses: 9 a.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Friday at the nursing homes – check the bulletin. All Sunday masses will be live streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/stccluverne/videos/. Visit www.stscl.org for more information.  …
  • By Lori Sorenson
    June 05, 2024
    Luverne’s 40th annual Buffalo Days Celebration wrapped up over the weekend, with four days of events and activities for community participation. Rainy weather canceled Friday Night’s Cruise-In, which hasn’t happened since 2016, and numerous games scheduled throughout the weekend for the Junior Legion Baseball Tournament. “I am very sorry for all the work the Baseball Association put into…
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