Hull man arrested for second OWI, more
ROCK VALLEY—A 65-year-old Hull man was arrested about 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, near Rock Valley on charges of second-offense operating while under the influence; possession of an open container of alcohol; driving while his license was denied, suspended, canceled or revoked; and driving without required high-risk insurance. The...
Harris, Iowa: A Ghost Town's Tale of Time and Transformation
The ghost town of Harris, Iowa, encapsulates the silent tales of a once-thriving settlement, now standing as a spectral reminder of a bygone era. Nestled in Osceola County and founded in 1889 during the railroad expansion, Harris was named after its founder A.W. Harris. Its zenith, marked by a diverse array of businesses and a bustling community, now contrasts starkly with its current population of fewer than 200 people. History buffs and ghost town enthusiasts find in Harris a fascinating portal, offering insights into the town's rise and the broader themes of agricultural changes and ecological shifts that have since transformed the Midwest.
Toddler Dies in Tragic Farm Accident Near Boyden
• A two-year-old boy named Nathan Klok died in a fatal accident at a farm near Boyden, Iowa. • The accident occurred when a tree, cut down by a family member, fell and struck Nathan while he was in a grove.
Local Resident Involved in Major Car Accident on 420th Street – November 24
On November 24, a car accident occurred southeast of Rock Valley, IA. The Sioux County Sheriff's office investigated the accident that happened at the intersection of 420th Street and Fig Avenue. The driver, 43-year-old Donavan Wallenburg from Rock Valley, was involved.
Local Ashton Resident Involved in Highway 60 Accident Near Sheldon
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reported a motor vehicle accident on November 26 on Highway 60, south of Sheldon, IA. The accident involved Ryan Butler, 33, from Glenwood, IA, driving a 2013 Freightliner semi-tractor, and Hunter Jensen, 21, from Ashton, IA, driving a 2002 Ford Explorer.
Today the gas price is close to $2.89 in Luverne as of 2023-11-28. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.295 , according to AAA.
Central Lyon girls win home opener in hoops over Luverne
ROCK RAPIDS, IA (Dakota News Now) -The Central Lyon girls improved to 2-0 Monday night by winning their home opener in girls basketball 56-33 over Luverne. Desta and Danika Hoogendoorn helped the Lions build an early lead for Head Coach Heather Graffing and they never looked back. It was the...
Devil's Gulch: The Legendary Leap of Jesse James
In the heart of South Dakota's scenic landscape, Garretson harbors a site of intrigue and legend—Devil's Gulch. A mere whisper away from Corson, this park is not just a natural spectacle but also the stage for an epic tale of the Wild West. It's here that the notorious outlaw Jesse James is said to have made an audacious escape, leaping across an 18-foot chasm to elude a posse of determined lawmen. This legendary feat, following a failed bank heist in Northfield, Minnesota, has been etched into the annals of frontier lore.
Free school lunch being served in Minnesota
Pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students at Minnesota public schools will soon be in another month of a free breakfast and free lunch program.
South Dakota boy with cancer returns from wish trip at Disney World
Spencer Thorsland, the 12-year-old Brandon boy whose cancer journey we've been following is now back from his make a wish trip to Florida.
Kanaranzi Creek: A Flowing Mosaic of History, Nature, and Community Life
In the peaceful town of Kanaranzi, the Kanaranzi Creek stands as a serene landmark, intertwining the community's history with the natural world. This gentle waterway, bearing the town's name, offers a picturesque retreat where fishing lines dance with the current, and the songs of local birds resonate through the air. The creek's presence is a testament to the town's rich heritage, dating back to its founding in 1885, and continues to be a center of communal activity, from leisurely picnics to bird-watching escapades.
Henry T. Alvord: A Legacy of Military Valor and Agricultural Innovation
In the annals of American history, few have left a dual legacy in military valor and agricultural education quite like Henry T. Alvord, the namesake of a city that embodies his life's work. Born in 1844 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, Alvord's journey through academia at Norwich University was punctuated by his service as a major in the Union Army during the Civil War. His post-war path led him to become a notable figure in the western cattle industry and an esteemed professor at the Massachusetts Agricultural College.
Weekly Safety Report: Accidents and Citations in Lyon County, Iowa
This week in Lyon County, Iowa, there were three incidents that required attention. A Larchwood man was taken to the hospital after a single-vehicle accident near Rock Rapids. A van crashed into the fence of Rock Town Distillery, causing significant damage. Additionally, a Rock Rapids woman was cited for her second offense of operating a vehicle while under the influence. These incidents highlight the importance of safety and responsible behavior on the roads and in public spaces.
Kwik Trip construction progresses rapidly
The construction site for Kwik Trip in Luverne has seen a flurry of activity in recent weeks as the building structure is nearly complete and cement trucks were pouring the lot on Monday along South Highway 75.Lori Sorenson/Rock County Star Herald Photo.
Hardwick: Tracing the Origins of an American Retail Legend
In the heart of Minnesota's tranquil Stewartville, the town of Hardwick stands as a monument to American innovation and entrepreneurship. It is here that Richard Warren Sears, the co-founder of the once-dominant retail chain Sears, Roebuck and Co., began his life on December 7, 1863. This small town, where Sears's journey from modest beginnings to a cornerstone of American consumerism started, beckons history enthusiasts to explore the cradle of a retail giant.
SATURDAY GIRLS BASKETBALL: Eagles open season with win
A strong offensive performance and solid defense allowed the Windom Eagles to open the 2023-24 season with a 66-51 win Saturday over Worthington during the Minnesota West Turkey Shootout in Worthington. The Eagles attacked the basket throughout the game. Despite shooting below 50% from the free throw line, Windom was...
City resumes responsibility for 2.72 miles of streets for county
Rock County Commissioners passed a resolution Nov. 7 to turn back the maintenance of selected roadways in the city of Luverne. Luverne is considered a State Aid City due to its population growth to over 5,000 residents. The resolution stipulated the roadways (in red) are now Municipal State Aid streets while the roadways (in blue) continue to be maintained under the state’s County State Aid Highway system. Submitted Graphic.
Athlete of the Week is the Dragons' Katie Buntjer
Katie Buntjer, a senior center on the Adrian-Ellsworth girls basketball team, is this week’s Radio Works Athlete of the Week. Buntjer led the Dragons in scoring with 16 points and rebounds with 11 boards as Adrian-Ellsworth opened its season with a 53-33 victory over Springfield on Saturday at Minnesota West in Worthington.
Payloader Destroyed In Fire West Of Rock Valley
Rock Valley, Iowa — A payloader was destroyed in a fire on Thanksgiving Thursday, November 23, 2023, near Rock Valley. According to Rock Valley Fire Chief Brent Eshuis, at about 3:20 p.m., the Rock Valley Fire Department was called to the report of a payloader fire at Meadowvale Dairy, seven miles west of Rock Valley and a mile north or three miles east of Fairview, South Dakota and a mile south.
Hills-Beaver Creek High School: A Legacy of Excellence in Academics and Athletics
Nestled in the picturesque town of Hills, Minnesota, Hills-Beaver Creek High School, affectionately known as H-BC, is a hub of educational and athletic distinction. With its establishment deeply rooted in the community's history, the school has become synonymous with academic rigor and athletic success. The Patriots, H-BC's sports teams, are celebrated for their state competition triumphs and foster a spirit of unity and excitement within the town.